Dwight Howard is finally addressing some alarming statements his son made.
We covered the report, last week, Dwight’s 13-year-old son, Braylon, said his father wasn’t “a real dad.” Braylon said, “My dad isn’t a real dad. He don’t even talk to me and he know I’m sad and need him. I’m almost 13 so I can talk now.”
Dwight is addressing the accusation. According to him, he lives with his son so there’s “no way” he could be a deadbeat. The Jasmine Brand reports Dwight called into the Frank Ski radio show after the host Nina Brown called Dwight a deadbeat. During the conversation, Dwight tried to keep his family issues private. He said, “My son lives with me, there’s no way I could be a deadbeat dad.”
He went on to say that his son inspires him.
“I was given the opportunity to have my son with me full time, and he has really changed my life. He’s inspired me. He’s one of the biggest reasons why I was able to go out there, do whatever I had to do to help this team win a championship.”
Unfortunately, Braylon isn’t feeling his dad. TJB also reports Braylon said that he “hates” his dad. Braylon said, “Hi daddy, I just wanted to say that I don’t feel like you’re a good dad at all. You never talk to me.”
Then he continued,
“You’re never around, like what I’m going through now. When I need you the most you weren’t there and I feel like just because you’re an NBA player doesn’t mean that you can’t talk to your own kids.”
During the interview, Dwight said he hasn’t spoken to Braylon since he spoke out online. He said a lot of personal things are going on and he’d like to keep it private. Dwight went on to say that he loves his son and is looking forward to moving past this. He said,
“I don’t want anything to ever happen to my son, you know. He’s too precious. His voice is great, he has a great mind. He’s spiritually inclined, and I don’t want this life to be taken away, you know, because of toxic behavior by anybody. But I love him to death. He knows that. He’ll always know that.”