Without question, the lowlight from last season’s All-Star Weekend was the highway robbery by the Dunk Contest judges following Dwight Howard’s “sticker” dunk.
Despite a listless All-Star game where the only person who wasn’t visibly hung over appeared to be Kobe, it was Dwight’s early exit from the air show that left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, including Howard himself.
The man-child, somewhat surprisingly, says he’d like to give it another shot. From the Orlando Sentinel:
“I’ll be back if they’ll have me,” Howard said.
“Dwight’s been working on some crazy dunks,” [agent Aaron Goodwin] said. “We’ll have different names of the dunks and try to tell the judges what’s coming so the same thing doesn’t happen.”
Ever since the big guns like Vince began dismissing the Dunk Contest, it’s been hard to get excited about it (well that, and Nate Robinson’s migraine-inducing participation). It is encouraging, however, to hear that a star of Howard’s magnitude still wants to be part of the show.