Miami Heat News: Derrick Jones Jr. to Participate in 2020 Slam Dunk Contest'
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Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. will be participating in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest as part of the next month’s All-Star Weekend.

Jones is one of the league’s most exciting in-game dunkers. His career highlight reel consists of several high-flying exploits at the rim which have become a staple since he joined the Heat during the 2017-18 season.

He was a dunk contest participant in 2017 but lost to Glenn Robinson III in the final round. In 2019, Jones was reportedly going to participate in the contest but had to withdraw due to a knee injury.

This could be the year when Jones finally wins the event, but he will undoubtedly face stiff competition from the other participants.

Harold Miner (1995) was the first and last Heat player to win the Slam Dunk Contest.

The NBA All-Star Weekend will be held at United Center in Chicago from Feb. 14-16.

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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.