Howard Super in Dunk Contest

Orlando's creative big man wows the crowd and judges
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2008 7:32 AM CST
Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard (12) waves after beating Minnesota Timberwolves' Gerald Green (15) in the finals of the basketball slam dunk contest Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at the NBA All Star Weekend...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Clark Kent couldn't have done any better: Using a number of creative moves, including wearing a Superman costume, Orlando's Dwight Howard flew to a win in the NBA's slam dunk contest last night, the AP reports/ The 6-foot-11 Howard scored perfect 50s in the first two rounds and then easily beat last year's champ Gerald Green in the finals.

Howard started off by dunking after jumping behind the backboard to look through the glass. Green countered by blowing out a candle on a cupcake poised behind the rim for his dunk. That is when Howard stripped off his Magic jersey to reveal a "S" on his chest. Earlier, Toronto's Jason Kapono won his second straight 3-point shooting contest.