returned to Wake Forest this past week to conduct a youth summer basketball league in Winston-Salem. It sounds like a popular event, and he's seems to really enjoy putting it on. From the Winston-Salem Chronicle
I mean, it would've been easy for Josh to simply put up some money and simply let the league go on without him. But that didn't happen. Josh was at games almost every night. He wasn't just in the gym. J-Ho was talking to the crowd, breaking bread with old friends, giving kids advice and simply sharing his time with the community. [...] And, he doesn't do things for media attention or pats on the backs. He does things for the love of his community.
Good move for Howard. This is just the kind of positive publicity he could use after the pounding his reputation took last April. This should help change the minds of all those casual fans who only know his name because he's an admitted pot smoker
who likes to party
. Now if he could only keep his nose clean long enough for people to -- whoops!
Dallas Mavericks guard Josh Howard was arrested and charged Thursday after a Winston-Salem police officer said he spotted him drag racing at 94 mph with another vehicle on Silas Creek Parkway near Highway 421. The 28-year-old has been charged with drag racing, exceeding the posted speed limit, and reckless driving to endanger.
Ouch. That's a horrible decision combined with even worse luck (the car he was allegedly racing apparently wasn't stopped). Howard has to appear in court on Sept. 23, which means this story will re-surface in the news just in time for the week before training camps open. Time to start fixing that rep all over again.