Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why LeBron James says he didn't watch NBA Dunk Contest

In 11 seasons in the NBA, LeBron James has yet to participate in the Dunk Contest, much to the chagrin of fans. Aside from not participating, the Miami Heat Star didn't even watch the contest this year, and the reason he gave may surprise you.

"I didn't watch it, not because I didn't want to," James said. "But TNT was the only channel that wasn't working on my television. I promise you that is a fact, that is an absolute fact. If you ask anybody who stayed at the Ritz on Canal Street, ask them if TNT worked. I turned to it, and it said, 'satellite is not coming in.'"

James was then asked if he thinks the new format should be continued.

"I have seen some of the clips," James said. "I have seen John Wall. I have seen the three guys in a row, where he threw one off the glass, but I didn't get to see it. So I ended up watching Florida and Kentucky, that was on at the same time, which was a great time."

The fact that James wasn't able to catch the Dunk Contest isn't a big deal. What is noteworthy is the fact that the hotel couldn't come through with TNT for him. I mean, he is LeBron James.

Via Bleacher Report

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