The first confirmed participant in the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard. 

The 34-year-old won the competition back in 2008, his second of three times participating in the event.

It was at those mid-season events over a decade ago that the big man brought his Superman persona to the mainstream.

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Howard finished third in 2007 and second in 2008.

Another player said to be considering an invite to the contest, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, is rookie point guard Ja Morant.

The Miami Heat have suggested that Derrick Walton Jr., too, could be on the list of participants in the dunk contest in Chicago.

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