Saturday, February 14th, 2009 at 11:15 pm  |  89 responses

LeBron Says He’ll Participate in 2010 Dunk Contest

While it’s not official until it happens, TNT reported that LeBron James will participate in the 2010 Slam Dunk Contest. If he enters, could he convince others like DWade to enter too?

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  • Tim Dennis

    But with who? First I think

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    LBJ will scare off some rotation players from entering. Here’s my dream lineup. LBJ, WADE, JAMES WHITE, BRENT PETWAY, NATE. give me that lineup, ill give u the best contest ever.

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    and if not petway, then Patrick Ewing JR, we have a mix of him dropping a reverse behind the back partial windmill in his senior year of HS.

  • Zabba

    lebron will get pwned.

  • Sean Gaudet

    I bet he doesn’t compete.

  • http://www.friendster.com/sesa Sesa

    He’s overdue.
    He should enter the dunk contest in his rookie/sophomore year

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    He said preliminarily; meaning, after I consult the Cavs, LRMR, etc….. At the end of the day, you got a better chance of seeing me in the contest then Bron. You can bank on it.

  • Smoovetendo

    he basically has too compete in it sooner or later. mj and kobe did

  • Prison Mike

    you just mentioned kobe and mj in the same sentence. nice.

  • http://soulbanger.tumblr.com tapion786

    i have a feeling he might actually go through with it. the ASG will be in dallas next year, where his favorite football team resides so that may sway him a little. plus all the nba will make fun of him if he backs out

  • D

    That bit of news was the highlight of this dunk contest.

  • http://blog.allenwalkerdesign.com Allen Walker

    Shut up, don’t none of you all know what Lebron is going to do.

  • http://www.ballerblogger.com Brandon Hoffman

    James had a 44-inch vertical at the predraft camp. If dude can really dunk on a 13-foot hoop, he should raise the rim to 13-feet and do all of his dunks at that height. Windmills, lobs, props, everything. Game over.

  • http://www.ballerblogger.com Brandon Hoffman

    And let’s not forget that this guy almost jumped from the free throw line in a game:


    Watch out VC, LeBron’s coming for your all-time crown.

  • Tommy Vercetti

    If he really keeps his word we’re in for a treat next year.

  • wilz

    dwinght shoulda dunked at 15 or done a windmill at 12.
    lebron should just try to jump over things and really high cuz thats all he can do anyways…he’s not smooth in the air

  • D

    In other news Stephen Curry severely sprained his ankle.

  • tone

    man i was sooo giddy when i heard tha news tonite!
    plus if he can talk d wade in entering it wow!

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=243084247 Witness

    my man crush has just become an obsession. can his legacy get any better?

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/theoriginaldro Witness

    i heart him. :)

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/theoriginaldro Witness

    hes just a monster. give him the trophy now.

  • http://blogs.myspace.com/theoriginadro Witness

    from now on i will be known as queen james.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    I think he’ll do the free throw line dunk justice.
    He rocks the ball back with one hand on most of his dunks now anyway so now it’s just a matter of airtime.
    Thinks it would be epic.

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    he already won 2010.
    C’mon, dude could do layups and win.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    ^and this time he can run with the ball legally!!!
    Just like VC 2000, it’s over.

  • BBAller

    The worst dunk comp ever!
    No way the ring was at 12 feet,11 maybe.
    Nate jumping off the back of a teammate,i can dunk using a step ladder.Indeed lebron in next years comp was the only good news.With great expectations i was so let down.Next year we need Vince v Kobe v Lebron v Dwight

  • riggs

    why so he can do the same 3 dunks in every game….every year.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    I’ll believe it when I see it. Maybe Vince will compete too……

  • I am the walrus

    Josh Smith would destroy LeBron James! Smith, James, Carter, Robinson and Bryant!

    And throw Chris Anderson in there for fun…

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  • buggsie7_aus

    The best 4 for the dunk contest next year would be LeBron, Westbrook, Demar Derozan(if he enters the draft) and Kryptonate

  • BBAller

    Maybe in the future there should a official who qualifies the participants dunks, i mean with all the practice they have, why do they need 8-9 attempts?Mr fernandez’s dunk was probably the best but after 10 attempts it lost it’s awe.Whatever happened to the purity of the dunk ie MJ’s soar ,domoniques grace,vinces’s streamline and J-Rich’s uniqueness?Am i being to critical?There are still more original dunks out there without all the props( the phone booth was sad)A 540 or 270 under the leg?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ Tariq al Haydar

    Bron, Dwyane Wade, Nate Robinson and….?

  • T Money

    Bron, Wade, Iggy and Josh Smith. I’d tune in for that. This years contest was balls.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Tariq: James ‘flight’ White. Or maybe Bill Walker will be getting some burn on the C’s by then. Does dude still get up anymore? Kid was a freak in high school.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Josh Smith says he won’t compete, because he wants to be known as more than just a dunker, which is understandable, but obviously disappointing.
    Maybe a decent/strong line-up could entice him though?

  • tinchek

    i watched it live.
    couldn’t sleep after that :D

  • Waylonakolipse

    You guys are forgeting about Jason Richardson. In practice I saw him do a off the glass through the leg behind the back two hand 180. That was the baddest dunk I’ve ever seen.

  • mumadone

    an off the glass, over the head, through the legs, off the shotclock, windmill from the 3 point line…..you got to bring some recorded evidence to back up sh!& like that.

  • dpak

    realistically nate, iggy, lebron and dwight!

  • el-bot

    he’s only doing it to try to make a name for himself before the free agency the following off-season

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  • rav

    someone needs the attention…

  • MeloMan13

    why do u ppl still want to watch Nate? even he admitted his act is getting old
    and that whole dunking on 12 or 13 inch rims is so wack. all anyone can do on those is a regular dunk. that ish aint exciting

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i dont think lebron will enter, but if he does all he will do is throw it off the glass, jump real high, off one foot, always off one foot, grab the ball and dunk with no tricks. thats how he “won” the hs dunk contest. jr giddens destroyed lebron but he got hurt at the end so lebron won by default. he literally did the exact same dunk twice.

  • Uzi

    this is most definat a treat. what yall think nate gonna do? wear a crab costume do the crab dribble jump over Bron wearing SoldjaBoy Shades and then do the “I can’t feel my face” routine! that would be SICKKKKKK

  • http://slamonline.com PolowdaJon

    This is all well and good…but did you see that AI cut off his braids?!?

  • wiktor

    Lebron have to hire some creative stuff to help him figured out some fresh dunks.
    I hope he will be dounks elevation dunks, not joke ones

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    I’m already counting the days until all star saturday night 2010

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i belive it when i see it. Until then…hahaha

  • http://sportzin.com Joey E.

    Since everyone loves paying homage to former greats in the dunk contest with jersey’s (Nique, Spud, Dee Brown, Fernando Martin, Superman) Bron shoould do everyone a favor and throw on a Kenny “Sky” Walker jersey for his dunk! C’mon, wouldnt that be ill!? DO IT FOR NY BRON

  • niQ

    Bron better get Wade into this.

  • http://yamam@me@hotmail.co.uk swish19

    i Lyk his tits

  • Shaun

    Someone should do a dunk with a 50lb weight jacket on. That would be impressive.

  • buggsie7_aus

    Wade would be crap in the dunk contest niQ

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    My dream dunk contest? Gimme James, Wade, Richardson… hmm… I wanna say “Vince” but I don’t know how those legs’ll hold up.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Why does everyone think Lebron and Wade would suck in a dunk contest? Have you guys watched them play?

  • http://www.hoopmixtape.com Simon S.Y Lawy

    what i know is, lebroooom miss a lot of dunk today.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Simon, everyone in the dunk contest does that anyway…

  • Andy

    If Dwight and Amare can score 50 on their dunks, why can’t LeBron? I guarantee LeBron could dunk 12′ easily.

  • CHE

    Is it just me or did the dunk contest suck this year. Nate jumps off the back of someone to dunk? wth. He is very overated and Dwight couldn’t think of ANYTHING else but jumping from the freethrow line (stepped over the line). I don’t think Nate is a spectacular dunker. He is just short so his dunks look good. I think it will be interesting to have Lebron in the dunk contest. He did win the highschool dunk contest by out jumping the competition but we shall see how creative he gets.

  • CHE

    I still believe Vince Carter is the best dunker out of all of the dunk competitions hands down. Sorry MJ but Vince put the best show on FLAWLESSLY. Jrich did one of the most technical dunks where he lobbed it up and caught with his right hand put it through his legs and dunked with his left from the baseline. I am still trippin how bad the dunk contest was this year.

  • k1d Crush

    lebron will take that contest by storm..

  • kane

    lebron? dwade? y isn’t aaron brooks mentioned???????

  • k1d Crush

    aaron brooks can even dunk in those fisher price courts…

  • kane

    huh kid crush??????????

  • k1d Crush

    the courts for five year olds… he cant even dunk there…

  • kane

    there like 8000 players in texas and im the 487!!!!!

  • kane

    you said he can!!!!!!!!!

  • kane

    screw u!!! kid crush

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    LeBron – Josh Smith – Rodney Carney – Russel Westbrook — Best contest since 2001

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton
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  • http://slam Dark Knight

    Don’t you have to earn your way to the event, not come and go as you please? Lets see some more spectacular dunks first.

  • http://nba.com tealish

    LeBron will be disappointing either way. His “prelim” announcement will be reneged somehow, or he’ll go through with it and… do about 10 tomahawks which the commentators will continually remind us how vicious they are to witness in person. Mark it down.

  • knowsense.

    can we get a bron, bill walker, josh smith, j rich contest?

  • Will Lee

    Rodney Carney too please

  • KoBynum716

    vincent, josh smith, jrich, kobe, bron, james white, iggy, desmond mason. that wud be the sickest contest in god knows how long.
    vincent, smith, jrich, white make the 2nd round.
    vincent and smith compete in the finals
    vincent comes out on top.
    i wud LOV to see that

  • thesubwayconnection

    Hey k1d Crush – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTxm__usZJg. Yes, he can.

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  • cneww

    i just wanna see vince, iggy or lebron dunk. either of those 3

  • Young Chris MP3

    As long as Dwight and Nate are in it again, at least the finals will be entertaining.

  • Andy

    …you’re kidding, right?

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    I want Sean Marks to enter, and Robin Lopez, Birdman, and Scal, they would get some 29s out of 50s right there!

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    The All Star Game dunk, checking out what’s above the rim

  • http://gfh dgd

    i like cookie

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/whiteflightbrotha Whiteflightbrotha


    Alright,,,here would be the ultimate dunk contest for 2010..

    Lebron James
    Andre Iguodala
    Demar Derozan
    Jason Richardson

    even though Lebron would win( because fans vote) this shit would be hella tight

    Hell, throw one of the Teamflightbrothers in there too, fdjkkfdjkdsjfdks

    Ish would be sick!

  • jar3d

    well i think it’ll be cool to see but i don’t buy all the hype i mean even before wen they asked lebron why he hasn’t been it the dunk contest before he said that his dunks aren’t really thought about he just does watever comes natually first. so i mean his dunks in games r sick but idk about a dunk contest all depends on how creative he can be

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