Lakers' Dwight Howard Set to Participate in 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Dwight Howard Superman dunk in the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest
Dwight Howard Superman dunk in the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest | TIMOTHY A. CLARY/Getty Images

Superman returns... just 11 years later.

Los Angeles Lakers' center Dwight Howard is reportedly participating in the 2020 NBA Dunk Contest. Of course, most fans' minds instantly flew to the 2008 event, in which Howard threw on a Superman cape and jammed it home from the free throw line.

Having Howard in this year's dunk contest seems to be more of a throwback addition if anything, but will still be extremely entertaining.

It'll be Howard's opportunity to show the world if he still has that same creativity which captivated us all from 2007-09.

The high-flying Derrick Jones Jr. of the Miami Heat will be joining Howard in the dunk contest.

Both Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls and rookie sensation Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies have also received invites to the contest but are currently mulling over their options before making their decision. LaVine is a two-time Slam Dunk Champion and would probably be the favorite heading into the competition if he were to participate.