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‘Mighty Med’ Kids Have Big Fun With NBA’s Dwight Howard

JAKE SHORT, PARIS BERELC, BRADLEY STEVEN PERRY, DWIGHT HOWARDPlaying opposite 6’11” Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets was really big fun for Disney XD teen star Jake Short.  “He was great.  He’s a big guy doing big motions with his hands and arms and it’s good for comedy.  He’s a funny guy, and he’s really nice,” says Jake, who had the chance to go one on one, comedically speaking, with Howard playing a super hero called The Great Defender on the Nov. 4 episode of his new “Mighty Med” series.

The episode kicks off Disney XD’s month-long “Pranksgiving” programming event, in which NBA players Tyson Chandler, Stephen Curry, Kenneth Faried and DeAndre Jordan will also be seen involved in pranks — a full court press of kid-friendly hijinks.  Jake notes that Howard has “done quite a few gigs here.  He jumps right in with all that Disney energy and all that fun stuff.”  On his medically-themed sitcom, “We prank him and prank a bunch of other people, and it creates mayhem in the hospital.  It was crazy.  We did a bunch of green screen stuff.  It was difficult but it was worth it.”