Dwight Howard Will Participate In The Dunk Contest At NBA All-Star Weekend
Dwight Howard can't pretend any longer.
The Lakers announced Tuesday on Twitter that Howard will participate in the 2020 NBA dunk contest during All-Star weekend Feb. 14-16 in Chicago.
After a win over New York on Jan. 7, Howard played coy when asked about the contest, claiming that he just wants an NBA championship and "never said I was going to be in the dunk contest."
Howard was in the dunk competition for three straight years, from 2007-2009, winning the event in 2008 in New Orleans when he famously wore a superman cape during one of his jams.
The 34-year-old center is averaging 7.7 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots in 19.9 minutes a game for the Lakers.
The Lakers (34-9) are two games into a five-game trip, with games remaining against New York on Wednesday, Brooklyn on Thursday and Philadelphia on Saturday.