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Howard proves big men can fly, earns dunk title

Updated: February 17, 2008, 10:37 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Dwight Howard -- super slam dunk champion.

A red cape trailing behind him, Orlando's man of steel made like Superman and won perhaps the best dunk contest, definitely the most creative, in NBA history to close a memorable All-Star Saturday.

Using a variety of props as well as teammate Jameer Nelson, Howard scored perfect 50s from judges on his first two dunks before the contest was turned over to fan voting ...

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