Antetokounmpo Contemplates 2020 Dunk Contest; Mitchell Wants In

Feb 18, 2019, 9:45 AM
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Team Giannis celebrates with Stephen Curry #30...
Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks and Team Giannis celebrates with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors against Team LeBron in the second quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – After the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo took to Twitter about the possibility of competing in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest. If that is the case, Jazz guard and Dunk Contest Champion Donovan Mitchell wants in.

The “Greek Freak” went on Twitter after fans were excited about the dunk that he completed in the All-Star Game when Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors bounced the ball hard on the floor that went above the rim to Antetokounmpo, who slammed the ball down to complete the alley-oop.

After that dunk, Mitchell took to Twitter to say that if the Bucks superstar was to compete in the dunk contest, that he would want to participate in 2020 as well.

Mitchell won the dunk contest during his rookie year after some sensational dunks that he performed in Los Angeles. This season, he decided to not defend his slam dunk title in order to focus on the stretch run of the season with the Jazz. He did play in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday and recorded 20 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and 5 steals in 26 minutes.

Antetokounmpo was the captain of the All-Star Game along with LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. Team LeBron beat Team Giannis 178-164, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant took home the MVP award after scoring 31 points. Antetokounmpo had 38 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.

He is currently the league leader in dunks this season with 206, Jazz center Rudy Gobert is on his tail with 201 dunks. Both players are well on track to break the record for the most dunks in a single season that is held by Dwight Howard, when he had 269 in the 2007-08 season.


  • Utah Jazz Scoreboard

  • Utah Jazz Team Leaders

  • Utah Jazz Standings

Utah Jazz

Jared Butler - Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets...
Trevor Allen

Utah Jazz Announce Summer League Roster

The Utah Jazz announced their Summer League roster on Saturday afternoon as they prepare for the Salt Lake City Summer League.
23 hours ago
Brian Preece

Report: Fan Favorite Tacko Fall To Play For Jazz In Summer League

Mark your calendars for "Tacko Tuesday" after reports that 7'6 center Tacko Fall will play for the Jazz in Salt Lake and Las Vegas summer leagues.
23 hours ago
Rudy Gobert - French National Team...
Ben Anderson

Gobert Says Goodbye To Jazz Fans On Instagram

Rudy Gobert said goodbye to Utah Jazz fans on Instagram after he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday.
2 days ago
Nickeil Alexander-Walker - Utah Jazz - Chicago Bulls...
Brian Preece

Instant Replay: Jazz Guard Hits From Distance In World Cup Qualifier

Canadian born Jazz guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker hit a 65-foot heave for Canada in a World Cup Qualifier game against the Dominican Republic.
2 days ago
Ben Anderson

What Are Jazz Getting In Walker Kessler?

As Utah Jazz fans say goodbye to All-Star Rudy Gobert, they'll be excited to get to know their new defensive specialist Walker Kessler. 
2 days ago
Ben Anderson

Jazz Lose All-Time Great In Gobert

In what might be the biggest trade in Utah Jazz history, Rudy Gobert is headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
2 days ago
Antetokounmpo Contemplates 2020 Dunk Contest; Mitchell Wants In