Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 11/19/14
LeBron James has been in the league for 10 years. During that time we’ve watched him do some amazing stuff on the basketball court. The one thing we haven’t seen is King James in the dunk contest. He’s hinted, he’s teased but ultimately said that he doesn’t think he’s a creative dunker, he’s not into the props and all of that and has no plans to participate in the event at All-Star weekend. That should’ve been the end of the discussion, right? Not in today’s 24-7 news cycle. Once people saw the mini dunk-out the Heat were engaging in before games with LeBron doing better dunks for fun in pregame than the winners of the past two Dunk contests, people wanted more. Including Magic Johnson. Friday night on ESPN’s pregame telecast, Magic said he’d put up $1 million of his own money to convince LeBron to get into the dunk contest.     Winner take all, get Blake Griffin and a couple of other high flyers in there for a cool million… I wonder if that’s enough motivation. Maybe make the rules  limiting prop dunks to one round and one or two other rounds with just straight up dunks. Would that bring the excitement back? LeBron makes around $15 million a season from his NBA contract plus roughly another $25 million in off the court stuff but still, everybody likes to have a little extra spending cash. Wait, is Magic allowed to offer that cash incentive? Maybe one of his many businesses can be a partial sponsor.   video via Ball is Life
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

WATCH: MJ, Tom Brady play pickup game in Bahamas

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Wrong national anthem played for El Salvador

WATCH: Russell Wilson smashes HR in Rangers BP

John Fox: Jay Cutler will have to earn starting QB job

Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall candidates for Texas

Kurt Warner is helping to turn around Colin Kaepernick

Bizarre call allows Duke to cover spread against Utah

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

Tennessee fans show love for Bruce Pearl on campus rock

Louisville guard turned off phone after clutch NC State win

Steve Spurrier hung out with Kenny Chesney before concert

Winnipeg Jets prospect had a rough night on the ice

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.