Originally written on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14
LeBron James announced this week that he will never compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend. The 27 year old James, still in the athletic peak of his career, claims he's too old now to enter it (Dominique Wilkins won the contest at the age of 30). “It’s over with. I’m getting too old… It’s a taxing season. A lot of stars play a lot of the bulk of the minutes. So they got to protect their body and understand that they got to do what’s best for them. There were times when I wanted to do it. But I came into All-Star Weekend a few times banged up and I didn’t want to risk further injury.’’ In my Tommy Heinsohn voice, "Gimme a break" LeBron. 8 dunks one day isn't going to do anything to your body. Your not entering the contest for the same reason you've never entered the contest. You're scared to lose. LeBron has seen an all-time great dunker in Shawn Kemp enter the contest multiple times and come out a loser each time. Julius Erving won. Michael Jordan won. Vi...
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