There has been talk in recent years that guys like LeBron James would be interested in the All-Star Dunk Contest if there was a better prize involved--something like a cool million bucks or something (current prize is $100K to the winner and $50K to second place).
Thanks to Magic Johnson that has all changed. The man said during ESPN's pregame show Friday that he would pony up the $1 million.
@magicjohnson just announced that he would put up $1,000,000 for @kingjames to enter the dunk contest. #staytuned
— JALEN ROSE (@JalenRose) March 2, 2013
Part of me wants to say "Oh! Cool!" Another part of me wants to say "Let it go people! You are just going to p*** the man off and he's going to do something crazy like go play baseball during his prime. Or worse--tight end for the Cleveland Browns!"
This comes on the heels of a week long controversy because a video of LeBron doing a rather acrobatic dunk during pregame warm-ups went viral.
Many folks seem to think that si...