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Look: Triple H Recruiting NBA Star To The WWE

Triple H at the WrestleMania 30 Press Conference.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Professional wrestler Triple H attends the WrestleMania 30 press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe New York on April 1, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)

Triple H is hitting the recruiting trail hard as the acting CCO of WWE. 

And he's even reaching out to one NBA star to come hop in the ring. Sending out an open invitation to future Hall of Fame center Dwight Howard to sign on with the company.

"When he says, ‘Hey, I want to give this a shot,’ he’s got my phone number. All he’s got to do is call me, and we’ll see what can happen," Triple H told Sporting News. "If he’s willing to put in the grind and drive that guys like Logan Paul and Bad Bunny and Tyson Fury are willing to put in, then let’s go."

"It’s a funny thing. Dwight, in the conversations we had, was like, ‘I really want to do this, I’m serious. I really want to do this,'" he continued. "But we hear that a lot. And there’s a difference between saying, ‘I want to do this,’ and putting the grind and doing the work to get there."

Howard is still an NBA free agent after a third stint with the Lakers last season. He attended a WWE tryout in Nashville back in July and was very entertaining by all accounts.

At 6-foot-10 and a chiseled 265-pounds, he certainly looks the part. 

Speaking on a potential wrestling career post-basketball, the three-time Defensive Player of the Year said:

I’m not coming into this thing as ‘I’m Dwight Howard, the basketball player. This is a whole new ball game for me. I want to be. I want to learn from all these guys and be the best wrestler I can be if it leads down to this path. Where I am wrestling and just enjoy it. I mean, you only get one life, you know?