Former Slam Dunk star Dwight Howard, currently with the Los Angeles Lakers, will be participating in the AT&T Slam Dunk at NBA All-star 2020 in Chicago. The dunk contest will be one of the highlights at the State Farm All-Star Saturday night on February 15, 2020, and after this news, a space we all will be watching.
The NBA and the Los Angeles Lakers proudly announced the participation of the Lakers’ star.
It's official: Superman will take flight at the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest! pic.twitter.com/fBpNAH8wXq
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 21, 2020
While visiting the NBA Store in NYC, Dwight Howard made official that he will participate in the #ATTSlamDunk Contest at NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago!
🗓️: February 15th
📺: TNT pic.twitter.com/5i9rERNJ5R
— NBA (@NBA) January 21, 2020
The slam dunk contest is an annual National Basketball Association (NBA) competition held during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The very first slam dunk contest was won by Larry Nance Sr. of the Phoenix Suns at the 1984 NBA All-Star Game. The current champion of the NBA Dunk Contest is Hamidou Diallo of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Howard, 34, has been a three-time participant (2007-2009), and won the contest in 2008 with his famous ‘Superman Dunk’. Dwight Howard is since christened, the Superman.
Dwight Howard & his magical 2008 win:
On February 16, 2008, Howard removed his Orlando Magic jersey to reveal another jersey underneath. This had the superman logo right in the center. The crowd went crazy but the dramatics were yet to come. A red cloth was tied around his neck. Dwight went on to amaze the crowd by scoring a strong “superman” flush which made that All-star night the most memorable one for NBA fans and Howard alike.
Watch the Superman’s super work here:
Slam Dunk Stats:
The Slam Dunk Contest took place on 16 February 2008. The then buddying Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard dominated the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. All thanks to his famous Superman Flush. The scores were as follows:
Round 1 First Dunk (Score: 50): 0:00
Second Dunk (Score: 50): 2:22
78% internet voting
Well, we hope the Superman shows his super-shots this all-star championship as well. The NBA All-Stars is scheduled for the weekend starting on February 16.