. I think we also take for granted the little things and just spending time with people and stuff like that. Apparently, it’s also who far too many of us are as Californians. Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is mourning the loss of Melissa Rios, the mother of his 6-year-old son, David, he told reporters Friday. But I take the proper precautions to make sure my family and myself are protected from the virus.”. “School has been the hardest part for all of us.”. Dwight Howard opened up about a recent tragedy in his life during Zoom with reporters, the death of his 6 year old son’s mother, Melissa Rios. Sheriff watchdog seeking subpoena for documents in alleged Kobe Bryant crash photo cover-up, The Check-In: Lakers’ Dwight Howard copes with the death of his son’s mother, Lakers to open El Segundo training facility to players under strict guidelines, Political and social justice discussions now a part of sports locker rooms, Photos: Trump team wants more Michigan vote inspectors, Election experts and officials respond to Trump’s false claims of victory, fraud, Washington-Cal football game canceled after Cal player tests positive for coronavirus. Several times during the call, Howard was interrupted by Diablo, his 2-year-old dog who was barking at some unrevealed target.