Dwight Howard will be a competitor in the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night in Chicago. He had originally planned to have  Kobe Bryant assist him during the popular event, but this unfortunately isn’t possible.He hinted that he may end up doing a tribute to Kobe Bryant. The Lakers  player has not entered a slam dunk competition since 2008 when he performed  the memorable  superman routine.

Will we see something as iconic as what Howard pulled off in the video above tonight?

“During All-Star Weekend, a lot of guys are getting ready for the second half of the season,” Howard said. “So it is pretty hard to get those guys to want to be in the dunk contest. But, this is the thing that I enjoy. I have been dunking my whole life basically.”

Howard went on to speak about an unofficial dunk contest he competed in at Venice Beach.

“After we finished dunking, I was like, ‘Man, that felt really good to really get the crowd into it and just enjoy dunking and basketball again,'” Howard said. “I was super surprised that I was able to get up and dunk like that. So I said, from that moment on I was going to try to get myself ready for the dunk contest.”

“You’ll have to wait and see,” Howard said in regards to any plans of a  special dunk regarding Bryant.