The Hawks traded center Dwight Howard to the Hornets last off season amid reports that he was a negative influence in the locker room.

Dwight Howard’s purple Rolls Royce was inspired by Thanos from ‘Avengers’

Dwight Howard is a huge fan of superheroes, but his car pays homage to one of Marvel's biggest villains — who happens to be his favorite character.

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During an interview with sports reporter Graham Bensinger, the basketball star gave a tour of his $8.8 million metro Atlanta mansion. 

When the athlete made it to the garage, he pointed to his purple Rolls Royce with purple interior and explained it was inspired by Thanos from the “Avengers” franchise. 

“I got this purple car because of Thanos from the ‘Avengers.’ He's my favorite character,” Howard said. 

Thanos is one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe. In “Avengers: Infinity War,” he eliminated half of  all the universe. He even killed his adopted daughter to make it happen. 

“He was able to understand that in order for him to complete his mission, he had to get rid of his emotions, and that’s the hardest thing that we all face,” Howard continued.

Check out the full video above.  

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Najja Parker
Najja Parker
Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution