Dwight Howard is in the spotlight tonight facing his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, for the first time after his controversial split from the team.

Howard, who never jelled with Kobe Bryant after much hype with his acquisition last season, has a chance to show why he is the dominant center in the NBA. He's healthier and has a new lease on life with a new team and coach Kevin McHale.

Kobe is still out recovering from an ACL injury so the Lakers are not with the superstar guard.