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LeBron Says He Will Never Compete In The Dunk Contest

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Julian Sonny

Basketball fans everywhere have been wanting to see Miami Heat forward LeBron James show off his impressive dunking skills and compete in the Slam Dunk Contest during the NBA All-Star weekend.

Ever since James came into the league nine years ago his name has been brought up as a potential competitor in the contest.  But the speculation of James ever competing ended after Saturday night’s 105-89 Heat victory over the Utah Jazz.

“No,’’ said James, 28 to FOX Sports Florida. “It’s over with. I’m getting too old… It’s a taxing season. A lot of stars play a lot of the bulk of the minutes. So they got to protect their body and understand that they got to do what’s best for them. There were times when I wanted to do it. But I came into All-Star Weekend a few times banged up and I didn’t want to risk further injury.’’

The Slam Dunk Contest will take place Feb. 16 during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston.

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Julian Sonny

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