LeBron Says He Will Never Compete In The Dunk Contest

LeBron Says He Will Never Compete In The Dunk Contest
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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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