Why Is LeBron James Talking About Participating in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Again?

Why Is LeBron James Talking About Participating in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Again?

Doesn't it feel like this happens every year? About a month or two before NBA All-Star Weekend, LeBron James says that he's kinda, sorta, maybe thinking about participating in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. And then, a few weeks beforehand, he all of a sudden changes his mind and pulls his name out of contention. Well, get ready! Because after his recent dunk on John Lucas III—or, rather, over John Lucas III—LBJ is once again contemplating taking part in the dunk contest.

"I don't know," he said recently. "I'll be on the fence every year about it. It's always a fence year for me. I know they're getting tired of me, though, so I'm not even going to start up nothing."

Oops. Looks like you just did, didn't you? "I have thought about it before and a few times in the past I kind of had an ankle injury that kind of kept me out of it," he continued. "A couple times I just just like, 'You know what, I'm going to go in here and rest my legs for this weekend and then get back to the regular season.'"

Which is exactly what we're guessing you'll do this season. So, why are we even talking about this again?

[via Sports Illustrated]

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