Rejected: Why LeBron James Will Be Blocking Out The Dunk Competition

January 4th, 2010 by Kyle McMorrow Leave a reply »
The basketball world has been calling for LeBron James to finally compete in the slam dunk competition, but he has yet to answer that call until now, or has he?

Over the past seven seasons, LeBron James has been turning heads and dominating Sportscenter's top ten with his aerial acrobatics, and at last years dunk competition he finally declared himself a contender for next years jump-off.

After all, shouldn't the 'King" of the NBA win at least some title since he has already been appointed to the thrown? But perhaps even before he can find himself among names such as Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Dominique Wilkins, he must first accept the role which he has promised fans all around the world after last years competition. And herein lies the problem.

When asked earlier this month about competing in the slam dunk contest, LeBron had shifted in his stance on the matter, simply stating he was now "50/50" and that he simply got "caught up" in last years competition. Sounds like a change of heart, but why?

The answers are simple enough if you look into the life of the "King".

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