Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 11:58 am  |  42 responses

Dwight Howard is Coming Soon!

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Though it won’t appear on newsstands until late next week, SLAM 163 has us too hyped to hold back any longer. So allow us to introduce: A diesel Dwight Howard on the cover, as a gold-and-purple wearing member of the Los Angeles Lakers. We never thought we’d see this happen, and neither did you. But it did, and it’s dope—as is the interview with Dwight and the rest of the issue.

We’ll have a more comprehensive breakdown of SLAM 163 next week. Until then, enjoy the cover, as shot exclusively for SLAM by Atiba Jefferson.

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  • JML-G

    dope cover, Shaqish… oh yea, forgive me for saying this, but – FIRST (lol)

  • BMamba12

    DAAAAAAAMN, let’s go Dwight and the Lakers! There are two year olds who have never seen the Lakers win it all!

  • Matisse

    Wow! This is a great cover. I’m loving the solid black background. Gives the typically golly and spineless Dwight Howard a menacing look. Excellent cover!

  • Max

    That’s dope.

  • The Big Balla

    Ohhhh SNAP!!!

  • Nate_klaim1

    Adding fuel to the “Shaq vs Dwight” fire with that ‘Diesel Dwight Howard’ sentence…

  • roscoe

    he looks like a pissed off indian that just had some pilgrim screw him out of his land.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    Thanks Matisse. That was kind of the goal. Actually wanted to do it in a black Laker jersey but no one makes those anymore….

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    this is an awesome comment.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Heading Pause…

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Just going through the other names on the cover… looks like it’s going to be a big man special.

  • Jer dawg

    First time in a long time an individual Laker has made SLAM solo cover. Now don’t jinx it!!!

  • spit hot fiyah

    what’s up with his face? how many ounces of make up on there?

  • lex

    Another Orlando magic product ur welcome LA

  • ThisGuy

    haha you got that from Max Kellerman 710 espn

  • bike

    If you knew nothing about DH and his oftentimes silliness and immaturity, you would get the impression from that pic that he is one tough badass mutha. Looks like SLAM had to add two inches to the margins just to get his shoulders in.

  • LakeShow

    I know a country off the east Chinese shore, it’s called Taiwan. They got whuchu need.

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  • aaron

    You can tell by the goatee that this is the darkest timeline.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ben Osborne

    I’m sure you’re right, but we’re trying to be respectful of the game’s corporate partners, if you know what I’m saying.

  • Omar


  • Comment_System

    cruel. cruel cruel cruel.

  • Comment_System

    minus kevin hart.

  • Mike Myers

    Why is JR SMITH in a Laker uniform???

  • truTH


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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    DAMN, you guys def packed DHoward with a ton of make up lol

  • LakeShow

    lulz. Ebay don’t be giving facks.

  • Mac

    Should have had him in the home yellow uni. Dope cover regardless doh.

  • Dingo

    Is ready to bring the pain….yep in so many ways but I wonder what the editor is referring to…

  • bike

    ‘Do you owe this man any money?’

  • goobypls

    So now you’re calling him the Diesel too? I don’t even…

  • AndyK

    So we’re rewarding Dwight with a cover after all that garbage?

  • Dutch Rich

    Where did ya’ll shoot that? At Madame Tussaud’s?

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    looks like Dwight did something to his eye brow… something looks weird but i am not too sure where

  • CyHi

    I’d rather see Chamique Holdsclaw on the cover again… s/o to any Slamheads that get the reference!

  • shutup

    Easy on the makeup diva.

  • MikeC.

    Any Kenny Powers fans will get a kick out of the headline.

  • dwights a boss

    you guys can insult dwight all you want but he is a million times better then any of u will ever be. dwight is a boss and its obvious that the lakers are going to dominate

  • dwight rocks

    your the pissed of indian

  • dwights a boss

    what garbage??

  • dwights a boss

    yeah diwght!