The Season of Giving

I’ve always looked forward to helping my community out, dating back to my time at Wake Forest. I remember during my junior year at Wake, I dressed up as Santa Claus and had the opportunity to go into Winston-Salem households that were less fortunate than mine. We gave out gifts and things to help them through the holiday season.

Having been raised in Winston, that was a big moment for me. To give back to those people meant a lot.

A lot of them knew who I was and where I came from, and I think that made it mean more to them. Everybody appreciated that it was a hometown kid — a kid doing special things on the basketball court at Wake Forest — who was taking the time to visit with them and help them.

That’s when I knew it was my calling to give back.

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Los Angeles Lakers v New Orleans Pelicans

Wanted: Saavy Veteran For NBA Roster

The NBA season is right around the corner and I’m still working hard to get another opportunity.

I’ve been through this before; it’s not the first time, so I’m just looking forward to what’s next.

I would love a chance to get back out there and play some ball and keep my journey alive and my legacy going. Right now it’s all about just having a good time with the sport that has gotten me to this point and enjoying it.

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Minnesota Timberwolves v Washington Wizards

How J-Ho Brightened A Dark NBA Offseason

As the 2014-15 season approaches, the NBA is as enthralling and popular as ever, but it wasn’t long ago that it endured one of its roughest times.

In the fall of 2011, the Association went through a 161-day lockout—an exasperating time for fans, owners and players. But amid that dark time for the league, Josh Howard provided a source of light for fans and players alike.

J-Ho holds celebrity All-Star games every offseason, but the 2011 event in Dallas was a unique celebration of the game.

Some of the league’s biggest stars were on hand—including Kevin Durant, Nick Young and LaMarcus Aldridge—and together the group put on an incredible show.

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D-League Select v New Orleans Pelicans

Motivated By A Successful Summer

Welcome everyone back to my blog. The NBA season is fast approaching, and I’m excited about that. The experiences that I’ve had this summer have pushed me even more to continue to play.

Right now, I’m just in it. I love the game no matter what. It’s not about the money for me because I’ve made enough money in my career where I can walk away if I wanted to. I just want to continue to play and end my basketball career the way I want to end it.

The opportunity is there. A couple of teams have asked about me and told my agent they were pleased with the way I played in summer league. So for that to even be said from a team, with no negatives, means things are looking up.

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A Fresh Opportunity

I’m excited to say that I’ll be participating in the NBA Summer League beginning on Friday in Las Vegas, as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans. I’m very excited about this opportunity. The hard work is paying off.

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Delaware 87ers v Austin Toros

Focused on the NBA

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a blog entry, but it was important to me to write this one now.

Currently, I’m in Las Vegas, where I’m training with Joe Abunassar of Impact Basketball. Joe is one of the best trainers in the pro game. He has tons of experience, and he knows what it takes to get a guy into NBA shape. That’s my goal right now.

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Josh Back in Action as Toros Fall

After missing Friday night’s tilt in Sioux Falls due to injury, Josh Howard fought his way back on the court Sunday evening.

The Show came off the bench and turned in seven points in just over 11 minutes, but the Austin Toros couldn’t slow the Santa Cruz offense in a 123-103 defeat.

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The Show Exits Austin Defeat Early

The Austin Toros made a valiant last-ditch comeback effort Wednesday night against Sioux Falls, but the red-hot Josh Howard wasn’t there to help fuel the fire.

The Show tallied nine points, four rebounds and two assists, but they all came in 23 minutes through the first two quarters and change.

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Josh Drops 23 As Toros Edge Legends

When Ronald Murray’s game-winning shot went down, Josh Howard was the first to leap onto his back, and the two stars of the night celebrated their close-call victory, as the crowd in Frisco fell silent.

Thanks to a scorching start from Howard, and a little late-game magic from Murray, the Austin Toros are now winners of two straight.

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