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    Default Lebron Loves the Spotlight

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    As [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] battled it out during of the finals of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], TNT's Kenny Smith revealed that [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has agreed to participate in the 2010 Slam Dunk contest. Surely he was joking, right? Putting King James on the spot in an effort to shame him into accepting?

    Apparently not. Minutes later, James confirmed the news to Cheryl Miller. "Right now I'm preliminarily putting my name in the 2010 contest Saturday night," he said before continuing in the third-person, "LeBron James is saying in 2010, in Dallas Stadium, [preliminarily] he will compete." If he follows through, we may be witness to one of the greatest contests in All-Star history -- even if I'm not entirely convinced he'll win.

    Yes, James is a freak of nature, and watching him maneuver on a fast break is a lesson in raw power and athleticism. But while his dunks may register on the Richter scale, it takes creativity to win the contest, which puts him on equal footing with the rest of the contestants.

    Well, almost equal footing -- Smith also said that James' planned on one-upping Howard by dunking on a 13-foot rim, and while Smith was probably joking, LeBron is such an incredible athlete you never can tell.

    Either way, here's the best news: if James puts his hat in the ring, the pressure will be on every other All-Star to join him. Can you imagine him having it any other way? Do you really think he'd agree to compete after so many years of fans begging him only to be shown up by the likes of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]? No chance.

    I'm not sure [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] still have the springs in their legs to compete, but at the very least James' presence could set the stage for the likes of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (yes, he'll be playing on Sunday by then) and Howard.

    Even Robinson seemed to know the score, telling Miller during his acceptance speech that he wasn't sure if he'd compete again next year. Having LeBron in the contest would be the best thing to happen to the NBA's All-Star Weekend in years, and if he wants to handpick the contestants, you have to believe the NBA will let him.
    Always about him, isnt it?

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    This time, you can't really blame Lebron. People kept asking him all weekend, can't really blame them. If he goes through with it, that should be sick. Dude is so athletic, but I hope he can think of something creative. It would be shame to waste all that athleticism.

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    He can't dunk on a 13 ft rim. Thats just silly.The world record is like 12'6" and the guy that did it has a 53 inch vertical...

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    Talking about loving the spotlight: What do you think about Wade's demeanor?

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    is the guy that did the record 6'8''?

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    The Game needs players like Lebron in the Dunk Contest

    Remember the days of Wilkens vs. Jordan or Dr. J vs. Nance, these guys were the stars of The NBA! It really made the event what it is today.

    The Dunk contest got boring when it consisted soley of C List players. Nowadays if you dont get a star player in the event as a rookie then it's not going to happen. That's why I respect Dwight for going in two years in a row.

    Imagine a Slam Dunk Competition with

    Lebron
    Dwight
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    Nate (as the underdog)

    Kudos to David Stern for still being able to build excitement around the event!

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    is the guy that did the record 6'8''?
    6'3"......

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    yea that sticker under wade's eye is annoying

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    yeah it reminded me of when A-Rod announced he was opting out during the Red Sox World Series. they all bitch divas.

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    i hate LeBron James, reeks of arrogance but then again when ur that good it would be hard not to be.
    At least this All-Star weekend he didnt try to take away to limelight from other players like he did when Daniel Gibson was in the Rookie\Sophmore game.

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    anyone else here get tired about his powder throwing pregame ritual?

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    Originally Posted by quiggle
    anyone else here get tired about his powder throwing pregame ritual?
    its the most stupid thing ive ever seen, him and Garnett look like tossers when they do that.
    It drags attention towards them and its not needed

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    kobe and jordan won it so now lebron has to...its about time

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