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I want to start off by saying $1 million is relatively the same thing as $50 grand to Jay-Z, or at least I would assume so.
So now we have Magic Johnson offering LeBron $1 million to participate in the Dunk Contest, or to anyone who could beat him. Despite the enormous amount of respect that LeBron has for Magic, I’d continue to be shaking my head if I were Bron-Bron.
It’s no secret the Dunk Contest has been terrible over the past several years. There aren’t any more Vince Carter’s, or Jason Richardson’s, or Dominique Wilkins’. We’ve also hit a point in dunking where it’s near impossible to create something that hasn’t already been done, without the use of cars, cheerleaders, or telephone booth’s.
But that was no excuse when Vince Carter revolutionized the contest in 2000. The same thing was said, and he went out and pushed even more boundaries.
I don’t blame LeBron one bit for not participating in any of these past dunk contests. They’ve been outright jokes. And if LeBron wants to put on a show for the 200 fans that happen to show up to a Miami Heat game early, then so be it. Maybe it’s a ploy to have Miami fans show up before halftime.
Leave the man alone. I’m glad he came out and said he would continue doing it, I don’t believe LeBron is doing it for his teammates, but whatever excuse he gives himself to continue is good in my book.
“I don’t do it for anyone besides our team,” James said.
“We came up with something to say, ‘Let’s get warmed up even more.’ We’re happy our fans love it, and we’re going to continue to do it. It’s something we enjoy. It’s something that gets us up for the game.”
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LeBron James is an incredbile athlete. He has arguably the best skill set of any basketball player, ever. He has Magic Johnson’s court vision, with Michael Jordan’s athleticism, and Karl Malone’s body. There is nothing he cannot do on a basketball court. Fans know this, and they have been clamoring to see him participate in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest for his entire carer. After...
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Tweet On Friday Magic Johnson made a pretty bold statement when he offered to put up $1 million if LeBron James enters the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. It’s probably a safe bet that won’t happen so we will have to settle for the dunks worthy of a dunk contest that James has been doing [...]
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First of all, Magic Johnson isn’t stupid. The guy actually turned out to be a quality businessman. You don’t think he’ll get a serious return on this million somehow? Secondly, I’m tired of this story. I think Lebron is the best player in the world by far. I think he’s a cheesedick for not participating in the Dunk Contest. I don’t go to bed worrying about it. Newsflash...
Friday I pleaded to stop the madness and obsession over the made up controversy swirling around LeBron James and his dunking. No less than 24 hours later, Magic Johnson put up $1 million dollars on national television to try to entice LeBron James to participate in next year's dunk contest.
I kid you not. One. Million. Dollars. Here's the video evidence from...
And we’re still discussing the NBA Dunk Contest. Can we please stop? Several days after the actual dunk contest, people still want LeBron James to take part in the festivities but there is one man in particular who would pay to see it—Magic Johnson. According to ESPN, James is considering the offer. Here is what [...]
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They attached the above cartoon with a larger than life Lebron...
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