NBA superstar DWIGHT HOWARD has gone on "a couple of dates" with R&B singer Ciara.
According to a snitch, who is CLOSE WITH CIARA, Ci-Ci and Dwight are trying to keep their budding romance A SECRET - until they're certain that they're a good match.
Tells the insider, "Dwight is VERY conscious about how the public sees him . . . and he wants to be sure that him and Ciara are serious before he goes public with her."
Wow, say what you want about C-Ci but she knows how to attract a baller. When you look at her history (excluding Bow Wow) . . . she's been linked romantically with TI then 50 Cent then Amare Stoudemire . . . now DWIGHT HOWARD. That's a pretty nice resume girl . . .