Could next year’s NBA All-Star weekend have a little more buzz to it than usual? Magic Johnson’s plea for Lebron James to join the Dunk Contest may finally come to fruition. Of course King James could change his mind from now until then. In the meantime we get to be teased by LeBron’s pregame dunks that have become the center of attention.
James told ESPN reporter Lisa Salters before the Miami Heat played the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden Sunday that he always thinks about getting in and said he didn’t have a response yet to Johnson’s offer.
But then like his pregame dunks, LeBron offered up this tease response for ESPN’s Lisa Salters, to tell Magic Johnson.
In the interview with Salters, James said, “Tell him I’ll get back to him.”
Magic is on the recruiting war path as he got Kevin Durant to join his cause and NBA aficionados Bill Simmons and Michael Wilbon also agreed to donate a few bills.
At halftime of the Heat-Knicks game, Johnson interviewed Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, who said he’d pledge $1,000 and then in the studio, former columnist Michael Wilbon said he’d match Durant’s $1,000.