Aaron Gordon Reportedly Plans to Compete in 2020 NBA Dunk Contest and That's Awesome

Aaron Gordon
Orlando Magic star Aaron Gordon is reportedly returning to the NBA Dunk Contest in 2020. | Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Orlando Magic centerpiece Aaron Gordon had one of the most legendary showdowns in NBA Dunk Contest history back in 2016. Gordon dueled with Zach LaVine as the two brought the magic back to the event for the first time in ages.

Now, the Magic forward is reportedly headed back to the Dunk Contest after taking a few years off.

This will be huge news if true and will allow some hype to build for this year's Dunk Contest. Hopefully a rematch will be in store in 2020, should LaVine opt to compete.

Gordon is one of the best high-flyers in the NBA and a rematch with LaVine would be epic. Dwight Howard and Derrick Jones Jr. also fill out an impressive field for a contest that sometimes needs a jumpstart to get fans interested again.

We will have to wait and see if Gordon is actually in the Dunk Contest. But the early signs point toward a much-needed boost to the star power of the event.