Paul George nominated himself for dunk of the year honors against the Los Angeles Clippers over the weekend, when he threw down an impressive 360 dunk that got the whole arena on its feet. Naturally, such a display certainly belongs in a dunk contest, but reports said that George had no intention of participating in the festivity during All-Star weekend. It seems that those reports were not entirely accurate.
George has been officially invited to participate, but he has not decided whether he wants to take the NBA on its offer.
The chances of him competing are slim, as he would prefer to rest and enjoy the weekend in The Big Easy. He is still open to the idea of taking part in at least one event and plans to decide in the next few days.
When asked whether he had declined the offers, George said, “No, I haven’t declined. I’m keeping my options open.”
“It would all depend on who’s in it,” he stated. “I want to be in it when the competition is good.”
Is it just me, or is George calling out LeBron James? Let’s not jump to conclusions, but George is clearly reluctant to dunking against a mediocre field. On the other hand, if LeBron, who has always declined the option to participate in the dunk contest, was to throw his name in the hat, now that would probably interest George.