Friday, April 28 was a rough night for Dwight Howard. The Atlanta Hawks’ season came to a disappointing end at the hands of the Wizards in a 115-99 home loss in Game 6 of their first round series, and just a few hours later, Howard found himself pulled over for speeding on I-285.
According to the police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard was pulled over at 2:06 a.m. (technically on Saturday, April 29) for going 95 mph in a 65 mph zone in his blue Audi RS 7. The cops ran Howard’s plates through the computer system and found that the Hawks center was driving uninsured and with a suspended registration. Howard was issued a ticket for failing to have insurance and received a warning for the speeding and suspended registration.
Howard’s security guard was following him in a black SUV, which was a good thing, because Howard’s car was towed away for not having insurance. This had to have compounded the frustrations of Howard, who was already upset having seen his role reduced significantly in the playoffs. The Hawks have to figure out this summer if they want to try and move Howard, despite his trade value being essentially zero, or keep him around for the next two years and try to do what no one has been able to do over the past few years — make Howard’s game work in today’s NBA.
Hopefully, Howard has resolved his insurance issues — and figured out who on his personal team should be responsible for getting that done — and won’t find himself getting towed off the side of the interstate again anytime soon.