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How to watch the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest live and free

Posted: 15 February 2020 11:43 pm

After an 11-year hiatus, former champion Dwight Howard is returning to compete in the Slam Dunk Contest. This is how you can watch.

Dwight Howard, the 2008 Slam Dunk champion, is returning to the arena once more. Will he be getting his Superman cape out again? Fans of the hardwood will have to tune in to the Slam Dunk Contest to find out.

This year he is taking on two former runners-up, Orlando's Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr of the Miami Heat. Rounding out the field is Pat Connaughton, a member of the Milwaukee Bucks team with the NBA's best record at the All-Star break.

You can see our full viewing guide on how to watch All-Star weekend here, in this article we'll just take you through your best options.

When is the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

The Slam Dunk Contest is the third competition on an All-Star Saturday (Sunday AEDT) packed with events. Following the Skills Challenge and 3-Point Contest earlier in the day, the dunk comp is scheduled to start at 2:20pm AEDT on Sunday 16 February.

How to watch the 2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

ESPN is the host broadcaster for the NBA All-Star Weekend in Australia. That means Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports will all be showing the popular Slam Dunk Contest. Fetch TV and the NBA's official streaming platform, NBA League Pass, are also options.

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Stream NBA Slam Dunk Contest on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has access to more than 50 sports. If you are yet to check it out, it offers a 14-day free trial. We have also put together a full review of the service for you.

A Basic subscription costs $25/month and you can watch games on 2 screens or devices. The Premium option is $35/month and gives you an extra screen.

The service is compatible with Android and iOS devices, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Android TV and Samsung TV (2017 or later), Sony Bravia TVs, Mac and PC as well as Chromecast and AirPlay.

Kayo also has a number of special features to add to your viewing experience. SplitView, Interactive Stats, Kayo Minis and a Key Moments Timeline are just some of the options.


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Watch NBA Slam Dunk Contest on NBA League Pass

NBA League Pass comes with a variety of options for basketball fans. Right now NBA fans are in luck, as there's currently a 50% off sale. Access to every game currently only costs $149.99, selecting only to watch the games from a specific team is $84.99 and Game Choice is $54.99, where you can choose 8 games to watch per month. New subscribers can access League Pass with a seven-day free trial.

Who is competing in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest?

  • Pat Connaughton, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic
  • Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Derrick Jones Jr, Miami Heat

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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