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Los Angeles Lakers big man and former slam dunk champion Dwight Howard will participate in this year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Chicago. It will be his fourth time participating in a dunk contest, as he finished third in 2007, first in 2008 and second in 2009.

So far this season, Howard is averaging 7.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game, while shooting at 72.8% from the floor and 60.0% from three.