“Tell him I’ll get back to him,” said James, 28, who Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett recently predicted would become the first athlete to top the billion-dollar mark since male whore Tiger Woods achieved the feat last decade.
“King James,” a member of the Sports Illustrated NBA All-Decade First Team who willed the Heat over the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to earn a crown and NBA Finals MVP award in June, said he was “very close” to performing in the event in Houston last month.
“I was very close,” said James, a three-time Most Valuable Player and six-time All-NBA selection who the Cleveland Cavaliers took first overall out of St. Vincent – St. Mary High School in the 2003 NBA draft. “I was very close to getting into the dunk contest, man. For me, I’ve always been an in-game dunker, man. When you’ve got to be in the dunk contest, you’ve got to be creative, figure out ways to do something that no one has done in the dunk contest. I couldn’t figure that out. I couldn’t figure that out. I was entertained by being in the three-point contest, too.”
Since abandoning “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World” in favor of “The Sunshine State” in July 2010, the 6-foot-8, 250 pound James, who averaged 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game against the Thunder, has primarily played the role of villain.
However, James, a four-time All-Defensive First Team honoree, is rapidly regaining popularity and attempting to guide the Heat to their second consecutive title this spring.
As thanks to fans, James needs to “get into the dunk contest, man,” and entertain the basketball world in the middle of winter.
Most importantly, provided the small forward participates and emerges triumphant, James must also donate all of Magic’s money to charity.
Should LeBron James win the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest and bank Johnson’s loot, “The Chosen One” will prove to be the biggest loser in sports.by