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Dwight Howard makes a splash

38101_1462035103465_1011078506_1349099_481309_nIt’s been a long, hot week at Six Flags White Water.

First, there was a fire that caused the park to close for a couple of days.

Then NBA star Dwight Howard showed up.

Now that you’re getting ready for the weekend, how about some sizzling photos?

The Atlanta native has his annual basketball camp for kids here and took time out of the off-season to cool off at the Cobb County water park.

38361_1462036903510_1011078506_1349103_5472408_nWe hear he loved a towering slide called “The Cliffhanger,” took a relaxing “river” raft tour and visited the new “Wiggles World” section of the park. And he was a good enough sport to let the Six Flags publicity people photograph him doing it!

Thanks, by the way to our Twitter buddy who hypothesized that “Howard’s hotness caused the fire.” A valid theory, but his visit and the storage unit blaze happened on different days.

36 comments Add your comment

Jake

July 16th, 2010
1:22 pm

Howard is playing at a water park in ATL, fingers crossed that he decides to play ball here too

Jake

July 16th, 2010
1:22 pm

Not coming to Hawks

July 16th, 2010
4:21 pm

He is from Atlanta

Truthpaste

July 16th, 2010
4:26 pm

I hope he didn’t swallow any of that water. LOL

shout-to-the-world

July 16th, 2010
4:35 pm

Mr. Howard is looking very happy, apparently not worried that his consultant, Jason Samples, ran over a police officer in Swainsboro, Georgia on July 5th, crushing both her legs. Oh, and Mr. Samples was DUI, having collapsed at the wheel of his vehicle just moments before he accelerated and ran over the officer. Money can take worries right out of one’s mind, eh?

Gadawgs810

July 16th, 2010
4:36 pm

He lives in Atl during the offseason and No he isnt going to play for us

chico1

July 16th, 2010
4:45 pm

shout-to-the-world that has nothing to do with him. Somebody always got to find something negative to say. Get a grip!!!!

Not coming to Hawks

July 16th, 2010
4:46 pm

Why would Howard let Sample ruin his day, Samples NOT Howard was at fault…

Truthteller

July 16th, 2010
4:48 pm

@ shout-to-the-world, hope the police office recovers fully, but what does that have to do with Dwight Howard. Dwight wasn’t driving…a consultant (if that’s true) was. So why try to say something negative about Dwight? Get a life. Your post was soooooooooo NOT NEEDED!

Lucy Pearl

July 16th, 2010
5:48 pm

@shout-to-the-world, the TRASHERS hockey player was drunk driving, KILLED HIS FRIEND, didn’t speand a day in jail and was WELCOMED BACK TO THE TEAM WITH OPEN ARMS…now leave Dwight Howard ALONE!!!

Jodeco

July 16th, 2010
6:19 pm

Lucy Pearl, you are so right. I will never understand how they let him off with no punishment.

Velma

July 16th, 2010
11:03 pm

Dwight Howard is from Swainsboro, Ga living in Atlanta. It’s good to see he’s one of the very few NBA players that don’t mind hanging out with us regular folks.

d nice

July 17th, 2010
7:22 am

Dwight is not from Swainsboro he is from Atlanta he is here because his basketball camp that he holds here every year

Ron West

July 17th, 2010
7:57 am

Let us hope he doesn’t…….I would like for him to have a good Pro career and with MORONS(the SPIRIT Group) still on the learning curve in Hot-lanta on how to run a NBA team, I would wish him better than that……..Selah

Thinking outside the box

July 17th, 2010
8:39 am

@ Shout it to the world, what does that have to do with Dwight Howard? That’s just like you going into a department store stealing and the police blame your math tutor….People please think before you post.

Sweet C

July 17th, 2010
9:12 am

Good Day, Shout-to-the-world. Your comment and views have nothing to do with Mr. Howard. I am sorry about the police and for Mr. Samples but Mr. Howard was not drunk or driving the car. So your comment were better left unsaid. Next time think before you blog.

juanita trammell

July 17th, 2010
9:38 am

DAMM!!!!!!!!! why didn’t anyone tell me i would have went to whitewater for that.

Tom

July 17th, 2010
9:54 am

Who cares?!?!?! He just followed the black people to the pool.

TheTruthWillSetYouFree

July 17th, 2010
10:28 am

Did he have his son with him? Probably not….I read it took him a year after the child’s birth to publicly claim him. What a looser those NBA players and NBA wives are!

LadyNMarietta

July 17th, 2010
11:35 am

Damn! Missed those arm!

TheTruth

July 17th, 2010
11:39 am

“….I read it took him a year after the child’s birth to publicly claim him. What a looser those NBA players and NBA wives are!”

You READ it took him a year? Wow! So you’re naive enough to believe everything somebody writes. You know nothing of that situation. His personal life is just that, personal. He owes you nothing in that regard. FYI- the word is “loser” not “looser”. And he wasn’t married. They were in a relationship for 3 years. Get your facts straight. What a hater!

g

July 17th, 2010
11:52 am

you’re all a bunch of morons

Fred

July 17th, 2010
12:19 pm

Shout-To-The-World displays the epitome of the liberal brain.

I just feel terrible today and every day because of slavery in the 1800’s. I’m so miserable as I wallow in my self-pity. It’s all my fault and I should be punished and mope and wine and put it on others and tell them what to do and how t feel and how to live and take their stuff and feel superior and follow my intellectual academic leaders to the promised land of shared misery and non-ambition.

Some Lame Name Here

July 17th, 2010
1:15 pm

fred you and shout are idiots…that’s with or without slavery

Some Lame Name Here

July 17th, 2010
1:18 pm

slavery in the 1800’s
lynchings 1900’s
overt racicism & tea baggers 2000’s

same sh*t different day

notaracist

July 18th, 2010
8:55 am

It never ceases to amaze me, how no matter what the headline is, the blogs always, always, become about race.

Reality

July 18th, 2010
10:11 am

Good observation, notaracist! It is…What it is

Moses Winfrey

July 18th, 2010
2:12 pm

Its funny how every time someone becomes a celebrity people start bragging that the celebrity is from there hometown instead of the hometown he is really from. Dwight Howard is not from Swainsboro. Soulja Boy and Wocka Flocka aint from Indianapolis. And Mr.T aint from Augusta. Just trying to make a point

NBA

July 18th, 2010
3:20 pm

Dwight Howard is a loser..and a story about him is a waste of AJC space.

reddjonn68

July 18th, 2010
4:55 pm

What does mr. howard having fun have to do with a drunk idiot. I guess those hard working professors at UGA are responsible for Damon Evans as well. To the person who blogged about that unfortunate woman in Swainsboro Ga get a life if you are so concerned about her, visit her or send her some flowers instead of using her misfortune to spread gossip.

reddjonn68

July 18th, 2010
5:03 pm

@ Fred stop using these over televised & media hyped words ” liberal ” this whole country is going down the drain because people label each other. An idiot is an idiot, it has nothing to do with being liberal my grandma used to say ” either you got common sense or you don’t “

Joshua

July 19th, 2010
5:40 am

LOL Everyone’s like ooh Lebron Dwayne and Chris are gonna win it , Wonder if this shows how much Dwight Howard is so worried about that lol. Seriously no centers worth much anymore no point guard three all stars , Hawks are gonna blow them out big time you watch. Anyone remember the Lakers when they had Payton Kobe Fox Malone and Shaq and they said oh give them the ring, Then a Pistons team came from nowhere to kill them in the finals and ended up in Shaq being dealt to the Heat and Malone retiring, King James will be begging for the fourth year of his to opt out lol

Joshua

July 19th, 2010
5:43 am

reddjonn68
I completely agree with you, If we veiwed each other as people and not as black or white, liberal or conservative , man or woman we would be better off. I mean cmon why do people have to read into things, Cant a guy hit the water park and chill and not make some kind of statement.

Hot time in the summer time

July 19th, 2010
12:13 pm

Are there any more pictures without the towel?? Woo Hoo!

Real Peeps

July 19th, 2010
3:45 pm

@ shout-to-the-world…WTH does that have to do with him? His consultant is the culprit (someone he hired for a job). “Money can take worries right out of one’s mind, eh?” Maybe you should as Mr. Samples that question and since this story is NOT ABOUT HIM… Get over it! GEEZZZ!

msthang

July 21st, 2010
11:33 am

Why are you blaming Dwight Howard for his consultant’s actions? Who will you blame for Rothleisberg’s and the Hockey player who killed his teammate’s actions. Certainly neither one of them have paid for anything that they’ve done. OTH, Dwight hasn’t done anything, he’s just hanging out in his hometown. You must be an idiot. For now just concentrate on why the hockey player never spent a day in jail when he killed a man while driving drunk. I can’t believe his family would settle for money over life. I hope that that’s not the case.