LeBron James keeps talking as if he’s considering participating in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest. NBA fans have been begging him for years to join the competition, however he never has. And this year won’t be any different. LeBron will back out, just like he has every year. It’s just a matter of time and a matter of how much publicity he can get by teasing us along the way.
The Slam Dunk Contest is part of All-Star Weekend, which will be in Los Angeles this season starting on February 19th. Blake Griffin, the rookie phenom for the Clippers, is already the heavy favorite.
That said, everyone wants to see LeBron. But LeBron will eventually say that he has to rest and can’t risk an injury. The real reason is he doesn’t want to be embarrassed. He can’t afford another hit to his reputation.
Please, LeBron, gracefully back out now and stop putting on this charade.