LeBron James offered $1 million from Magic to do NBA Dunk Contest
Miami Heat forward LeBron James has said time and time again that he has no interest in participating in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. With that said, he may now have a million reasons to change his mind.
On Friday, Magic Johnson said that he wants LeBron to enter the NBA Dunk Contest so badly that he is willing to give $1 million to LBJ, or to anyone who beats him.
“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”
The winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest currently gets paid $100,000 and the runner-up gets paid $50,000 by the league.
LeBron James has given no signs that he plans to enter the contest anytime soon, however he has been putting on a show during pregame warm-ups with dunks worthy of winning the competition.