LeBron James is known as an ultra-athletic small forward, who dunks with ferocious power. Despite that, he has time and again refused to participate in the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.
James’ teammate, Dwyane Wade, was selected as the captain of the Eastern Conference All-Stars, and according to ESPN, tried to convince LeBron to put his dunking talents on display in Houston.
James was as adamant as always when it comes to the dunk contest, refusing to participate. Wade and James regularly hook up with lob passes to each other during games, and Wade joked:
“I told him I’d throw him a lob and we’ll win,” Wade said. “He turned me down; I think he got nervous.”
However, it is possible that James could participate in another All-Star event – the 3-point contest. According to the ESPN report, James still hadn’t ruled out the the possibility of trying to go to battle against the best shooters in the league.
James is shooting a career-high 40% from 3-point range this season, way over his 33.4% career average.
It would most certainly be entertaining to watch James in an All-Star side event, so let’s hope that Wade can convince his teammate to sign up for the competition.