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LeBron on dunk contest: “Blake Griffin has home court advantage”

Dec 31, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

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LeBron James admitted to the Associated Press that he thinks about entering the dunk contest All-Star weekend, but he hesitates.

One of the game’s best dunkers, James acknowledged Friday that he often considers committing to be part of the field, then finds himself waffling.

James said at some points he tells himself, “Yeah, I’m going to do it,” but then he thinks about the wear and tear on his body and reconsiders.

Wear and tear? If I were the cynical type I’d think he realizes it is almost a no-win situation for him. Not only would he have to come up with amazing and creative dunks — something he is fully capable of — and not only would he have to win this year, he’d have to be one of the all-time best. LeBron would be compared to Jordan, Dominique, Dwight Howard and the best of the best from this contest. It’s a crazy high standard.

Plus, James watches the highlights and knows what is out there.

James noted that competing against the likes of Blake Griffin would be a challenge and says, “he’s already got the home court advantage.”

  1. footballcoach17 - Jan 1, 2011 at 2:52 AM

    Wow. Jordan was never scared of home court advantage nor did he ever had to move to win championships. You will never be as great. Period.

    • cordae - Jan 1, 2011 at 10:15 AM

      Did it make you feel good saying that? lol get a grip..

    • secdominance - Jan 1, 2011 at 6:52 PM

      what does this have to do with the dunk contest?

    • hnirobert3 - Jan 3, 2011 at 9:23 AM

      Jordan was also surrounded with Pippen, Rodman, Kukoc, Horace Grant and two of the best three point shooters of their era. Jordan is the GOAT, but let’s be realistic: he didn’t single handedly win any championships.

      • vcthekidd - Jan 4, 2011 at 5:05 PM

        But lets be real, if you think they get six rings without him your crazy (nacho libre voice)

  2. vcthekidd - Jan 4, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    Blake Griffin’s nickname needs needs to be Appolo 32, dude has shuttle hops.

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