LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The cape may be gone, but Superman looks like he’s ready to fly once again.

Lakers center Dwight Howard will participate in the NBA Slam Dunk contest during All-Star Weekend in Chicago next month, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The 34-year-old Howard – a three-time dunk contest participant – won the event in 2008 after he famously donned a Superman cape to cap off a series of awe-inspiring dunks.

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic jumps wearing a Superman Cape in the Sprite Slam-Dunk Contest at the New Orleans Arena during the 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend February 16, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Howard won the contest with his series of dunks. AFP PHOTO TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)

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