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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 2:32 pm  |  12 responses

Dwight Howard At EA Sports Studios

The DPOY mixes it up with other athletes and plays video games in Vancouver.

by Chris O’Leary

Last week, Dwight Howard took part in the rite of passage for all of the NBA Live cover athletes and spent the day at EA Sports studios in Burnaby, BC, outside of Vancouver.

EA flipped the script this year though. Rather than bring in the cover athlete and a supporting cast of NBA players to focus on Live, Dwight was flanked by athletes from other sports, with the attention being spread around to some of EA’s other sports titles. Tennis star Venus Williams, Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic and MLS player Sacha Kljestan joined Howard for a day of sports and video game talk.

Judging from the video of the event that EA sent over, it looks like Dwight handled himself well in soccer and hockey, scoring goals in a one-on-one setting in both sports. Further proof of his success comes from the giant trophy that he was awarded with on an EA podium. Note the dinky second-place souvenir Venus Williams took home.

The Orlando big man also ran a post-up clinic for the media present. As one Live 10 producer told me yesterday, Dwight swatted one media members’ shot attempt to the fence of EA’s outdoor court, and didn’t leave his feet to do it.

Live 10 hits stores on October 6.

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  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Dwight must be loving life with his new team.

  • vmcb

    NBA 2K10 is where it’s at.

  • luv2ball

    I love D-Howard but he is not qualified to teach anyone in a post-u clinic. Dude has no back to the basket game. D-Howard if you get just a half of a back to the basket move you will average 30 13 and 4 guaranteed

  • http://yahoo.com Logues

    what does getting a post move have to do with getting rebounds and blocked shots. 30, 13, and 4 guaranteed? no way

  • Tommy F

    rebounds, doesnt matter.
    but logues i think he meant assists since he will kick it out when more teams double him if he gets a good move.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mushfiqur Mush

    luv2ball, Dwight has really improved that part of his game thanks to Patrick Ewing. Give him time.

  • larrylegend

    he will be a beast on live 10, with all post moves pat still trying to teach him

  • Anony Mous

    I really want 2K10, but I guess it’s their anniversary edition or somtn and it’s like 100 bucks…

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    I tried to get his autograph but he frowned on my Cavs jersey.
    Oh and I went to high school with Milan Lucic, part of his entourage now.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    Dwight chest-bumped Venus. Who knew women were into that? *takes notes*

  • TheUndisputedKingLBJ

    ^ LOL!
    and luv2ball is on the money .. once Dwight is less than an inch from the paint he can’t do anything .. but we all know he will become a post player’s nightmare once Pat is finished with him

  • Fernando S

    Anony- Its a choice, you can buy the game for $60 OR the anniversaru edition which comes with all of the Kobe stuff… Im %100 sure.

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