Have the best dunk in a dunk contest and still lose the event? That’s apparently a ticket to the 2020 dunk contest.
Dwight Howard, whose sticker dunk stole the show in 2007, will compete this year. Apparently so will Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., who – while with the Suns – had the best dunk in 2017 while losing to Glenn Robinson III.
Greg Leif Sylvander of Five Reasons Sports Network:
Derrick Jones Jr will participate in the Slam Dunk Contest at All Star Weekend.
— Greg Leif Sylvander (@GregSylvander) January 6, 2020
Except name recognition. Though Jones has earned a bigger role in Miami, he’s still a young backup with no playoff experience.
This is a chance for him to burst onto the scene beyond just Heat fans, Suns fans and NBA diehards.