LeBron to take part in Dunk Contest?
“I have thought about it before and a few times in the past I kind of had an ankle injury that kind of kept me out of it and a couple of times I was just like, ‘You know what, I’m going to go in here and rest my legs for this weekend and then get back to the regular season,” James said. “But, I mean, they say a lot of the greats have done it and I’ve watched it over the years.”
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It can only be positive.
LeBron James participating in the 2012 Slam Dunk contest would help the NBA move past the nasty lockout that lasted from July to December of 2011.
After all, the league needs this to erase the image of millionaire athletes and billionaire owners fighting over massive piles of revenue, especially during a nasty economic recession that has plagued the United States and much of the world.
So, the image of James finally gracing us with his presence on All-Star Saturday, and finally taking part in the Slam Dunk Contest would do much to draw back the alienated casual fan who has tuned out the NBA in recent years.
Would it solve all the league’s problems?
No, but it’s a step. And the NBA needs to take steps to regain it’s foothold in the sports and entertainment landscape.
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