This month should’ve been one of the greatest times of Dwight Howard’s life after the Los Angeles Lakers star received his first NBA Championship, but instead, he’s been facing accusations of being a deadbeat dad.
Immediately following the Lakers’ big win, the mothers of Dwight’s two sons, Royce Reed and Christina Vest, both accused Howard of ignoring his children. Royce and Dwight’s 12-year-old son Braylon took to social media to write that his father “ain’t a real dad.”
Dwight took some time, but eventually responded back to those accusations, although he did reveal he hadn’t reached out to his son yet.
That was proven true when 12-year-old Braylon took to Instagram and showed the world that his dad is just outright ignoring his calls.
The Lakers center said that he loves his son and didn’t want to say anything to disrespect his son’s mother. “I don’t want none of his life being taken away by toxic behavior from anybody,” said Howard. “I love him to death, he knows that. He’ll always know that. Braylon has had the best life he can possibly have. He’s gone to the best schools. I’ve been a provider for him. Anything that he’s ever needed or wanted, he’s always had and I would never put him in a position like that. He is my firstborn son. He has my name and I will always take care of him.”
His words don’t appear to be real life actions at the moment.