LeBron James has finally put all the rumors to rest.
As another NBA All-Star weekend is approaching, which will be highlighted by the slam dunk contest, many fans will once again be wondering whether the three-time NBA MVP and the now NBA Champion LeBron James will enter the historic dunk contest. However, James finally gave a straightforward answer, but it may not have been the one that most fans were looking for.
When asked about the possibility of doing the dunk contest, James said, "It's over with," said James. "I'm getting too old for that. There were times when I wanted to do it. But I came into All-Star Weekend a few times banged up and I didn't want to risk further injury." James has been dealing with a few nagging injuries this year with the immense amount of minutes he's played and has made sure that there will be no speculation about him suiting up for the dunk contest.
The dunk contest has been losing it's appeal throughout recent years as less and less big name NBA players have been willing to participate in it. The most recent dunk contest had a no-name winner in Jeremy Evans and the biggest name in that contest was Paul George, who is nowhere near the level of James. Many stars don't want to risk injury or possibly the chance of losing to lesser players, which may be the reason they have stopped participating in it.
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