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Dwight Howard sounds off on shocking ‘Masked Singer’ reveal

Dwight Howard, Lakers, The Masked Singer

Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard has always been an entertainer. Since entering the NBA straight out of high school in 2004, he has maintained his fun-loving, cheerful, and energetic personality.

That’s why it really shouldn’t come as a surprise when it was revealed that Howard was the Octopus in the latest season of the singing contest, The Masked Singer. The 35-year-old Lakers veteran was the first one to get eliminated in season six after performing the throwback hit “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard.

Howard, who will have his third stint with the Lakers, said he decided to join The Masked Singer for the experience, adding it actually gave him even more self-confidence (via Hollywood Life).

“I like to step outside the box. I like to try things. I have an open mind, and this is something that would really be out of the norm for myself. I just wanted to try it to see what I could do. I feel like I’ve been singing my whole life. I was in the choir growing up. I was in a choir in high school. I love music, so why not just try to do something with singing?”

Howard, who is known to imitate Superman, also explained why he landed on the Octopus character. He even went a little deep, pun unintended, with the sea creature.

“I felt like we kind of chose each other. I felt like we needed each other. I felt like the octopus has been misunderstood, and he needed somebody with some charisma and some flair and glare to bring out the mysterious side of octopus. Nobody’s ever heard an octopus sing, so I was able to provide that for everyone.”

Don’t ever change, Dwight Howard.