Jan 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12) has a laugh with teammates during the first quarter of their 104-92 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Dwight Howard says he will not participate in Slam Dunk contest

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What was once the highlight of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend has turned into a sub-par event that seemingly hits a new low ever year.

That’s why so many have requested that big name stars like LeBron James and Dwight Howard return to the dunk contest, but they continually refuse – much like Howard who suggested he would not participate due to his age.

Howard, who won the 2008 dunk contest at New Orleans Arena, said the NBA invited him to dunk again this season in New Orleans, but he declined.

“Couldn’t do it,” Howard said.

Howard, 28, said he would participate again, “If I wasn’t so old. I’m getting up there in age, man, I tell you. I got a lot of years.”

It’s an excuse he can get away with using, but it would’ve been better had he just come out and suggest he didn’t want to do it.

Looks like another dunk contest full of sub-par bench players who need eighteen chances to complete their dunk attempt.

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