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Magic Johnson offers $1 million to winner if Lebron James joins the dunk contest

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by LosPollosHermanos, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. LosPollosHermanos

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    http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/03/01/magics-1-million-dunk-offer-for-lebron/
    HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Finally, someone put their money where there mouth was instead of just whining about LeBron James making an appearance in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
    Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst and Magic Johnson made his plea for James to take his pregame dunk exploits (above) to New Orleans for All-Star Weekend next year, and sweetened the deal by offering to put up $1 million for James to end the suspense and help revive the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest that Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins made a must-see event 30 years ago.
    “Please LeBron, get in the dunk contest,” Johnson said earlier tonight on ESPN’s Kia NBA Countdown pregame show. “I’m going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”
    If Magic is offering up a that kind of cash for the winner, surely there might be a few other superstars willing to join the fray. Perhaps 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk champion and Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin would be willing to consider accepting the challenge? Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook has yet to showcase his stuff on All-Star Saturday night. And there has to be a standing invite for the reigning champ, Toronto’s Terrence Ross.
    Presumably, any other superstars willing to get in the mix are welcome, too (hey, it’s not our money. It’s Magic’s cash, and he’s got plenty). It’s not just about the money, though. It’s about the competition. A star-studded field in New Orleans could help revive the contest and finally end the speculation about what LeBron might do on that stage.
    After coming under fire for his spectacular pre-game dunkfests earlier this week, LeBron said he was considering not participating in the Heat’s unofficial contests anymore. But he decided against it a day later and was up to his old tricks before the Heat took on the Memphis Grizzlies.
    Now comes this offer from Magic and a chance for LeBron to not only win a cool $1 million but to donate it to the charity of his choice (you know he won’t keep the cash if Magic’s stunt works and he actually accepts and wins the contest).
    All we need now is to hear from LeBron …



    What if the money has AIDS on it? :p
     
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    crap that was insensitive I thought I had deleted that...not bolded that :confused::mad:
     
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    MEH............
     
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    What if the money has AIDS on it? :(
     
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    What if the money has AIDS on it? :eek:
     
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    Lies. :eek:
     
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    Oh the benefits of editing posts. Oh well hopefully anybody offended can forgive me.
     
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    obligatory

    What if the money has AIDS on it?:mad:
     
  9. Shaud

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    Lebron owes it to Nate Robinson to compete in the dunk contest.
     
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    man people need to quit forcing him into the dunk contest...just because michael did it...its his choice
     
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    If LeBron still ducks the contest then it proves that he is scared.

    If he's not scared, why not just do the dunk contest and some charities get 1 million dollars?

    He needs to do it.
     
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    hey gustavo, magic johnson doesn't have aids.
     
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    $1,000,000 is chump change to LeBron.
     
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    He's quoted saying he would do the dunk contest if $1,000,000 were on the line.
     
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    It's still significant. And the bragging rights would be massive.
     
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    I wasn't aware of that...damn....

    Somebody else pointed it out...why not just do it and donate it to charity? That would do wonders for his PR knowing that he has done a lot of damage control since leaving cleveland.
     
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    Lebron could use the money. Do you know how many headbands you could buy with $1,000,000?
     
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    A million dollars to lebron is like ten dollars to us.
     

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