Friday, March 1, 2013

Magic temps LeBron with $1 million for dunk contest



NBA fans have long wanted to see Miami Heat star LeBron James participate in a dunk contest. His recent propensity for throwing down wicked slams during pregame warmups has only helped fuel that desire.

Now, fans apparently aren't the only ones who really want to see what King James can do in the dunk competition. NBA legend and current ESPN analyst Magic Johnson wants in on the campaign as well.

Johnson went on the record on national television by stating that he would offer James $1 million to try his hand at winning the slam dunk contest. Johnson then appeared to back off his offer a little bit by saying that he would give $1 million to the winner, instead.

Nonetheless, James would end up pocketing the cash if he decided he wanted in on the deal. Because who really stands a chance at competing with this?

33 comments:

  1. Lebron James is not hard off for Magic's money, I think it is ridiculous the way the elder's of the games are acting toward the today's player's of the game , and they wonder why they (THE ELDERS ARE NOT RESPECTED. Get over it your time has past.

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    1. These are the elites that represent the NBA. The announcer wants them to compete as they did to promote the sport and to encourage people to watch payers and follow teams. It benefits them in the long run as they draw a big audience = more money for teams and player. The announcers, ex-players/ elders know this and that’s why asks the elite player to do it, and not the up and comings that no one has heard of. Respect your elders they know better as they have already done it.

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    2. You're a disrespectful little snot aren't you?
      Get out of your mom's room and get on the court where your bitch attitude can get fixed.

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  2. Playing NBA is not only about playing the games. When u join the NBA, u are part of the entire francise. NBA is about the fans. No player is bigger than the fans because it is we fans who actually pay those big salaries the players get. Players come & players go, but the fans remain. I personally know guyz who have faithfully attended games thru many generations of players...from the Bill Russell & Wilt Chamberlain days to today Lebron James days. And when the stars of today have retired I am sure that if those fans are still around they will be attending games played by guyz that are today in 3rd grade. So my pioint is that if the fans want to see Lebron in a dunk contest, then Lebron shoul do a dunk contest
    ..unless he is scared.

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  3. It's LeBron's career, not the fans. It's ridiculous the backlash he's getting for doing dunks pregame while choosing not to enter the dunk contest.

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    1. If it wasn't for fans he wouldn't have a career dumb ass, think about what you are saying, if their are no fans than that means their are no sports. If everyone stops watching and going to games their will be no more sports. If every fan really wanted to see him in the dunk contest then just stop watching all together ratings will drop then they will have to do whatever we say cause we pay the bills by watching and going to the games.

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  4. Lebron will not enter the dunk contest because he always protects his image. He is not a pressure type of player. If the spotlight was soley on him, he will fail. He knows that. He cannot win when he has real defense or pressure. Did anyone notice Kobe's defense on him in the Allstar game.

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  5. LeBron is NO Jordan. Period !!!!

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    1. When your period is over in a week comeback and finish your thought. I agree

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  6. Magic needs to STFU if he has an extra million or two laying around why not give it to the man you supported in the White House to make this coubtry better instead of running your infected mouth. I know a million woulfnt put a dent in anything but I bet you he uses every tax deduction and then more. Magic needs to sit on the side lines STFU and run the Dodgers in the ground he already has a good start on that with the Fried Chicken Posse

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  7. Magic, why don't you donate $ 1,000,000 to the needy shelters in the Los Angeles area, instead of 'transferring' another chunk of change to someone who clearly doesn't need it....and some would argue wouldn't deserve this.......

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    1. I had the utmost respect for Magic but slowly I am losing my respect for him. He is talking about 1M for a guy who doesn't need his money to do a dunk contest he has never been in. Magic, just shut up and run your teams and stop....why don't you take that money and give it to the homeless, abuse shelters, cancer research and give a few bucks to your buddy O'bum"a since he is going to need it to run this country. Stop putting all your friends on the panel in an awkward position about money....

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  8. I think Kobe and Jordon could still win Dunk Contest over king James

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    1. You know what else Kobe and "Jordon" can still do over LeBron? Cheat on their children and partners with other women...

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  9. Right on about Kobe and Jordon.... For sure either could bet him at ONE on ONE...........

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    1. Moron, when did basketball become a one on one game...I swear, some of you people are so dumb, it's not even funny.

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  10. Just for the record....Johnson isn’t new to philanthropy – he has always been generous with his time, money, and his celebrity. Immediately after his diagnosis with HIV in 1991, he founded the Magic Johnson Foundation for AIDS education, prevention and research. The Foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to build state-of-the-art clinics and provide grants to community-based organizations, especially those that focus on health initiatives for youth, women, and people of color. Johnson also wrote What You Can Do To Avoid AIDS, a book explaining and promoting safe sex. Perhaps most importantly, he became the unofficial spokesperson for people living with HIV/AIDS, giving a human face to the disease and significantly lifting the stigma and discrimination that too often accompanies it.

    In 1997, the Magic Johnson Foundation further broadened its focus “to identify and support community-based organizations that address the education, health, and social needs of children, young adults, and inner-city communities throughout the nation.” It now gives scholarships, organizes mentoring and internship programs, as well as sponsoring job and health fairs. The Magic Johnson Foundation is also working to close the digital divide by building technology centers that give people in low-income areas access to technology. Most recently, the Foundation partnered with drugstores and supermarkets to fill prescriptions and provide groceries for people evacuated from Hurricane Katrina, and Johnson has pledged to find jobs for many of the displaced.

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  11. Magic just wants Lebron to break his hand on the rim.

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  12. Magic Johnson's offer is the worse thing that he could have done to entice a Superstar to enter something as trivial as a dunk contest. If Lebron doesn't do it, he's not doing his part as an allstar player and if he does do it, he's nothing but a money-hungry so-and-so. Its a no win situation for him. And anyone that thinks that Kobe Bryant can beat Lebron in a dunk contest is completely lost their mind. Lebron has continued to be the punching bag of the NBA for those whose teams aren't winning.

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    1. And even clowns like MJ and Magic, who are sad that they're no longer the talk of basketball...Those guys sound bitter that LeBron is getting all the attention...They should shut the fuck up, they had their time.

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  13. Yep I found this listed under BUSH LEAGUE CHRONICLE and that's the perfect place for it. James is too big & too bright to fall for Magic's super weak crap. Magic needs to just zip it and be a spectator. Apparently a hard thing for him to do. Lebron James needs to keep his head to the grindstone and continue to be Lebron James while the "has been's" and "wannabee's" use him to seek out (rejuvinate) their own personal attention. And, this is precisely what he has been doing - "treating them like they are vapor". Kudos to Lebraon James.

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  14. You know what Lebron James is not Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant. He is Lebron James. The guy has his own personality, he is unselfish, and had to learn the process of winning like Jordan. He is the most efficient TEAM player I ever seen play besides Magic, Big O and Bird. And the Best Athlete in the NBA now and the past. Traditionally the dunk contest were for the elite superstars and upcoming superstars, that has changed. Those are just the times my brethern. When other superstars compete in the dunk contest instead of the low-tier players with gimmicks and props then call Lebron James.

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  15. LeBron must be doing something good, because everybody's trying to make the guy look bad...If he doesn't want to do the damn contest, he doesn't have to.All of a sudden, morons are talking like you need to win the dunk contest to be considered a great player...Kevin Durant dunks as hard as LeBron, I don't see people asking him to enter.

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  16. I want to see Harden hammer it home. He is tough, that guy.

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  17. I used to respect Magic, until now. He offers LeBron a million $ to place a ball in a hoop. So many people deserve sooo much more, police, our troops, firefighters, everyday people that actually do make a difference in life. I'm am a long time athlete.

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  18. The dunk contest is not the same as before. If we want Lebron to enter, then all the best players from each team should be expected to enter. No double STANDARD.

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  19. Wow! what pressure! an all-star game. your comment is as idiotic as it is baseless.

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  20. brother, you waisting your money and time...why you want to give a million dollars to an NBA player that really don't any more money..if you care about your community like you always claim on national TV then donate that money to deserving folks..lets just some common sense here brother..

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  21. LJB will eventually surpassed MJ; This is inevitable. It does not even matter if he does not win any more rings. Nevertheless, if he continues to be supported with the right supporting casts like he has now, there is no telling how many rings he is going to win. LBJ no doubt the best that has ever happen to NBA. Ask Stern, he will tell you.

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