After deleting Lakers tweet, Dwight Howard heads to 76ers

Eight-time All-Star and three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard finally won his first championship with the Los Angeles Lakers last season.

Now he’ll try to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their first since 1983.

Howard’s agent Charles Briscoe confirmed to ESPN that the center agreed to a one-year contract worth with the 76ers on Friday. ESPN reported that the deal is for the veterans minimum of $2.6 million.

Philadelphia will be the 2004 No. 1 overall pick’s eighth different team. (Howard has two stints with the Lakers).

However, Howard’s path to Philadelphia wasn’t a direct route. About an hour after NBA free agency started at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, Howa…

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