Former NBA Star Dwight Howard Apologizes To China

  • Former NBA star Dwight Howard has apologized to China after he referred to Taiwan as a country during a video with Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Howard, who played over 15 seasons in the NBA and won a championship in 2020, upset Chinese basketball fans with the Taiwan reference in a promotional video filmed with Taiwan’s vice president, Lai Ching-te.
  • “I’m Dwight Howard and since I came to Taiwan I’ve gained a whole new appreciation of this country,” Howard said in the video.
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