LeBron James Should Be In The Slam Dunk Contest
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And This Is Exactly Why LeBron James Needs To Be In The Dunk Contest

1/25/10 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5229 respect


Much has been made of LeBron James and his participation (or lack thereof) in the Dunk Contest, ever since he entered the NBA. He ruled the high school world when it came to dunk contests, but he still has never made an appearance in the NBA edition.

This montage of him throwing it down in pregame warmups shows exactly why he needs to be in it... but also why he probably won't win.

If you watch, he's throwing down some pretty ridiculous dunks. But due to his size, they don't look nearly as impressive as when someone like Nate Robinson does it. Personally, I think LeBron can be a better dunker than Robinson, but he's scared to lose, because he knows how much more impressive it looks when a guy does the same dunk, but does it with 6 more inches of vertical.

Someone please get LeBron in the dunk contest. Whether he wins or not, it will be a hell of a sight.


LeBron James shows off his dunk contest skills during pregame warmups [Bare Knucks]
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2/1/10   |   djjfrench   |   67 respect

suzanneclark12 wrote:
..The Dunk Contest is nothing more than a Dog n Pony show now with carnival acts like Magic kryptonite shoes,Superman Capes and bouncing basketballs out of the upper deck..and Lebron can leave from the ft line and dunk with the veracity of Dawkins..he did that in HS.. Nate Robinson could use a trampoline and a rocket in his a$$ and still fall short..

Damn that's a bit harsh considering there were some nasty dunks a short Spud Webb threw down back in the day.

Is it me or did those look so smooth and buttery that I almost didn't believe they went in most the time.

1/27/10   |   BeanTownBrownie   |   19 respect

 That wasn't all that impressive.. still looked like a HS move... he may or may not do well.. but I agree w/ JUSTINEDWARD... nothing spectacular...

1/27/10   |   BeanTownBrownie   |   19 respect

BluDevil wrote:
It would have been really awesome if Shaq got the best all-stars to do a dunk contest to raise money for Haiti. I'd love to see LB take on Kobe, Dwight Howard, Stat.... that would be so much fun. But I'll take what I can get when it comes to the Dunk Contest, which I still think is one of the best parts of the weekend.

 *thumbs up* on that BLUDEVIL... some of the all-stars may or not be able to dunk well,, perhaps a game.. or a few 1 on 1 games (LB & Kobe yep)... dunk contest..3 pt contest... somewhat of a medley of events... I like the idea...

1/26/10   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

It would have been really awesome if Shaq got the best all-stars to do a dunk contest to raise money for Haiti. I'd love to see LB take on Kobe, Dwight Howard, Stat.... that would be so much fun. But I'll take what I can get when it comes to the Dunk Contest, which I still think is one of the best parts of the weekend.

1/26/10   |   suzanneclark12   |   435 respect

..The Dunk Contest is nothing more than a Dog n Pony show now with carnival acts like Magic kryptonite shoes,Superman Capes and bouncing basketballs out of the upper deck..and Lebron can leave from the ft line and dunk with the veracity of Dawkins..he did that in HS.. Nate Robinson could use a trampoline and a rocket in his a$$ and still fall short..

1/26/10   |   1lakersfan   |   268 respect

drn0iswatr wrote:
MAN among boys.

FOR WHAT TO SEE HIM DO THE SAME OLD DUNKS THAT HE HAS ALREADY BEEN DOING LOL

1/25/10   |   jxnsteelersfan   |   75 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
They still do a dunk contest?  I'd rather watch Troy Tulowitzki field ground balls and throw to first..

ROTFLMAO!

1/25/10   |   Whammer   |   70 respect

Hes afraid of losing thats why hes not doing it

1/25/10   |   marcus_nyce   |   26950 respect

The commissioner from that all-white league is furious with LeBron's lack of fundamentals. (And with the color of his skin.)

1/25/10   |   kantwistaye   |   4211 respect

Its scary how easy he made those look.

1/25/10   |   bayou71PR   |   94 respect

DO YOUR THANG YOUNG MAN!!!!!!!!

1/25/10   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

MAN among boys.

1/25/10   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24943 respect

They still do a dunk contest?  I'd rather watch Troy Tulowitzki field ground balls and throw to first..

1/25/10   |   justinedward   |   31 respect

Looks like a bunch of sloppy and rehashed Vince Carter moves.