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  • Dwight Howard is playing for Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan's T1 League
  • Howard is putting up big numbers with his new team
  • Howards is an NBA champion and eight-time All-Star

It's safe to say that Dwight Howard is enjoying his time in Taiwan.

The one-time NBA champion and eight-time All-Star signed with the T1 League's Taoyuan Leopards in the offseason, and he has been balling out so far.

In his debut game with Taoyuan, Howard filled up the box score and nearly recorded a triple-double with 38 points, 25 rebounds, and nine assists to help lead the Leopards to a 120-115 win over New Taipei CITIC.

Howard also added four blocks and went 2-10 from behind the three-point line.

In his second game for the Leopards, Howard was dominant once again as he went for another near triple-double with 23 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists.

Unfortunately, Howard's numbers weren't enough to lead Taoyuan to a win as they fell to the Taichung Sun, 103-94.

If Howard continues to play at this level, it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the NBA in the near future.

An 18-year NBA veteran, Howard has played for teams such as the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Charlotte Hornets, and Philadelphia 76ers.

Moreover, he has career averages of 15.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.

Howard was once considered as the best big man in the NBA, helping lead the Magic to an NBA Finals appearance in 2009.

As his career progressed, Howard became injury-prone and his production suffered drastically.

To add to that, Howard was unwilling to take a lesser role on a team, which became a factor in a team's hesitance to bring him in.

Such was the case during the offseason when he failed to sign with an NBA team.

While it's inspiring to see Howard dominate overseas, it's also a testament to the disparity in talent level between the NBA and other leagues in the world.

Still, it's clear that Howard has enough left in him to be a solid role player off the bench for any NBA team.