EPIX PRESENTS DWIGHT HOWARD: IN THE MOMENT
AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE LIFE OF NBA ALL-STAR DWIGHT HOWARD
The Original Documentary Makes its World Television Premiere on November 12 at 8PM ET/PT
New York, NY (October 22, 2014) – Premium entertainment network EPIX will provide basketball fans courtside seats to Dwight Howard In the Moment, an EPIX Original Documentary that follows Dwight’s path from a small-town kid becoming a seven-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, to his fall from grace and road to redemption. Dwight Howard In the Moment makes its World Television Premiere on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT.
The number one pick in the 2004 NBA draft, straight out of a tiny high school in Atlanta, Georgia, Dwight joined the Orlando Magic and began a meteoric rise, quickly becoming one of the top 10 most recognizable athletes in the world and earning a reputation as charismatic, intensely competitive, and unwaveringly loyal.
For the first time, viewers will see how Dwight, known for his smile, dunks, Superman cape, and charity work, found himself in uncharted waters. From his glory days with Orlando and his season-ending back surgery, to his tumultuous year with the L.A. Lakers, to his fresh start in Houston, Dwight was tested physically, mentally, and emotionally. Dwight Howard In the Moment takes us through these key moments, showing us how he emerged from his ordeals a more mature, confident player and person.
Today, Dwight is back, most notably with his dominant performance in last year’s tough playoff series, and his continued pursuit of a championship with the Rockets.
“Dwight Howard is one of the biggest names and greatest talents in basketball,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX CEO and President. “We are delighted to offer his fans a glimpse into his life beyond what is shown on the court.”
Dwight Howard is the latest sports figure profiled in the “In the Moment” series. Past athletes include David Ortiz, Amar’e Stoudemire and Lindsey Vonn. Join the conversation about #InTheMoment on Twitter http://Twitter.com/EpixHD, on Facebook http://Facebook.com/EPIX and on EPIX.com www.epix.com/epix-presents-dwight-howard-in-the-moment .
Dwight Howard In the Momentis directed by Ross Greenburg. Executive Producers are Matthew Weaver and Michael D. Ratner and Ross Bernard is executive-in-charge of production for EPIX.
For additional press information and artwork go to http://press.epixhd.com/programming/dwight-howard-in-the-moment .
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