Dwight Howard stiffed women who took care of his 200-pound snake: lawsuit
Dwight Howard tried to slither his way out of paying two women who took care of the NBA star’s 200-pound snake, a lawsuit claims.
TMZ reports Armica Nabaa and Kamisha Shelman are seeking a minimum of $50,000 in unpaid wages for watching Howard’s snake collection after they were fired by him in January. This came after Nabaa said she helped Howard land a $2.56 million contract with the Lakers last season by using her “networks and contacts,” according to the report.
Nabaa and Shelman were hired in December 2018, according to TMZ, under the impression they’d be doing business and administrative work. But the women allege in the lawsuit that Howard burdened them with more responsibilities after firing a butler, maid and groundskeeper.
Howard, who has been featured multiple times on Animal Planet’s “Tanked,” has “a number of large snakes,” and one of them — “Cleopatra” — is a 200-pound constrictor that can grow to 25 feet, according to the report.
The 35-year-old Howard recently signed with the 76ers on a one-year, $2.6 million contract after winning an NBA championship with the Lakers last season. The eight-time All-Star averaged 7.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 19 minutes per game in 2019-20.
Howard didn’t respond to TMZ’s request for comment.