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Dwight Howard says he’ll join Lakers for NBA restart, donate salary from Orlando games

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Dwight Howard’s bounce-back season will continue in the place where he started his NBA career. The Los Angeles Lakers center appeared as a guest on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon” on Monday and told the host, “Yes, I will be joining my team in Orlando,” after there was some uncertainty surrounding his status for the league’s restart at the end of the month. Howard said he will donate the remainder of his salary for the 2019-20 season — approximately $700,000, according to ESPN’s NBA front-office expert Bobby Marks — to his charitable initiative Breathe Again. “I have a contractual obligation to my teammates, to my fans, the Lakers, the organization and everyone, but at the same time, I also have an obligation to my family and to my community,” Howard said. “We will be getting a lot of work done here in Atlanta and around the nation as far as making sure people don’t forget about us and what’s going on in our communities.”