If LeBron James Can Dunk Like This In Pregame Warm Ups, Why Isn’t He In The Dunk Contest?
LeBron James has been teasing us.
For years, fans have clamored to see King James in the NBA dunk contest. And for years he has declined. Some think that the reason that he has opted not to participate is because of the looming shadow of Vince Carter‘s 2000 performance. After all, James is the biggest name to never take part in the dunk contest and if he ever entered, people would settle for nothing less than Carter’s showcase.
That sounded reasonable… until now.
If you are a die hard Miami or LeBron James fan, you’ve likely seen James’ dunk routine during his pregame warm up. If you haven’t, you can now thanks to the wonderful power of YouTube. What you will see will below may shock and amaze you. Why? Because James performs ridiculous dunks during his pregame warm up that would shame any dunk participant for the last decade. The ritual has made waves on the web and now people are growing impatient with James’ refusal to take part in the All Star Weekend spectacle.
James is aware of the buzz and recently sounded off after Tuesday night’s 40-point performance.
“Maybe I should stop because it’s making a lot of people mad about what I do,” James said after he scored a season-high 40 points and had a career-high 16 assists in Tuesday’s double-overtime win against Sacramento. “They’re like, ‘Well, if you can do it in warmups, why don’t you (want to) be in the dunk contest? Stop it.’ “
Stop it? No way. It’s your fault we are even talking about this, LeBron!