he NBA is preparing to take flight.

Its top aerial artists will converge on Chicago this weekend for the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest. The four-player field features a past champion (Dwight Howard), two former silver medalists (Aaron Gordon and Derrick Jones Jr.) and one high-flying newcomer (Pat Connaughton).

Considering the contest is being held in Michael Jordan's former hoops home, expectations should be astronomic for this always-thrilling event.

Here's a rundown of the latest odds and predictions for All-Star Saturday's headliner.

Dunk Contest Information

When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: United Center, Chicago



'Slam-dunk' coincidences are nice.