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Report: Dwight Howard to return to NBA Dunk Slam Dunk Contest

Superman is back! Lakers center to participate in All-Star Weekend festivities in Chicago.

Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard warms up for the game against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers C Dwight Howard will reprise his role as Superman at the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Chicago, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Monday.

Howard has participated in three Slam Dunk contests in his career from 2007-09 and took home the award once. He’s known for the time he put on the Superman cape, dunking on a hoop well above regulation size and flying through the air for a dunk from the foul line. He eventually lost when Nate Robinson dunked over him.

Anyway, there have been rumors that Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant could participate in the contest as well. We’ll keep an eye out for the rest of the players who will dunk it off in Chicago.