It appeared that the NBA wanted to bring in some premier names for this year’s NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest in New Orleans.
One of the names that they apparently asked to participate was Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard who won the competition back in 2008.
Sadly, it looks like D-12 declined the invite according to John Reid of NOLA.com:
Rockets' Dwight Howard said he was asked by the NBA to participate in the dunk contest next month in New Orleans, but he declined.
— John Reid (@JohnReid64) January 15, 2014
Oh well, they can get Gerald Green, right?
Howard image courtesy of Getty Images