Dwight Howard, the former NBA player and four-time NBA defensive player of the year, is facing serious sexual assault allegations, leaving many, including Stephen A. Smith, stunned. In a recent podcast episode, Smith discussed the details of the allegations and expressed his disgust at Howard's actions.

Smith mentioned that incidents like these could be a reason why teams were hesitant to sign Howard, even though he was personally rooting for Howard's return to the NBA. Smith did not name specific teams but suggested that such incidents might have influenced their decisions regarding Howard.