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Dwight Howard wins Defensive Player of the Year Award


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#1 MDI

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 09:42 AM

A vow that Magic center Dwight Howard made in training camp will result in him earning the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award today.

Howard will be presented with the award today during a 2 p.m. news conference at RDV Sportsplex after the Magic finish practice.

He led the league in rebounding (13.8 per game) and blocked shots (2.92).

Howard said in training camp that his goal was to lead the league in blocked shots, and he did just that.

Coupled with a successful defense of his rebounding title he first won last season, he became just the the fifth player in league history to do so in the same season. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1976), Bill Walton ('77), Hakeem Olajuwon ('90) and Ben Wallace ('02) are the only others to accomplish that feat in the same season.

He becomes the youngest winner of the defensive award in league history. He also became the youngest rebounding champion ever last season and is now the youngest shot-blocking champ at 23 years, 128 days.


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Posted April 21, 2009 - 09:43 AM

He deserved it.

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 09:43 AM

Well deserved and it was never in doubt - first of many.


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Posted April 21, 2009 - 10:38 AM

Totally deserved.
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Posted April 21, 2009 - 11:06 AM

He deserved this. No arguement here.

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 11:10 AM

Monster in development.

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 12:00 PM

easiest choice for voters

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 12:09 PM

yep. Hard to make a case against him this season.

He deserved it.


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Posted April 21, 2009 - 12:11 PM

yep. Hard to make a case against him this season.


mhm. I would have killed myself if LBJ or Wade would have won it.

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 02:27 PM

Well-deserved. Won by a landslide.

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 02:58 PM

whoa unexpected :jawdrop: :enough: :whistle:
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Posted April 21, 2009 - 04:34 PM

Agreed with everyone. He's a beast in boards and blocks.

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Posted April 21, 2009 - 10:43 PM

Still so young as well, incredible.




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