LeBron James Throws Down Pregame Between-the-Legs Dunk (VIDEO)

by February 27, 2013

He refuses to participate in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest, but if you show up early enough to Miami Heat games, LeBron James routinely puts on a one-man aerial show. Naturally, this has drawn some criticism, and LBJ says he might stop his pregame antics. Per the Sun-Sentinel: “A LeBron James dunk that appeared on YouTube Monday has made seeing the pre-game layup line a must-see event. Because of the attention the play received, the Heat for the first time this season showed a live stream on their website of Tuesday’s warmup drills before facing the Sacramento Kings. […] The dunk, of course, fueled talk of James one day competing during NBA All-Star Weekend. James did little to extinguish the flames by telling former teammate Damon Jones in a recent interview that he was ‘very close’ to competing this season. After making those comments in an interview arranged by Nike, James somewhat backed off after his 40-point performance Tuesday. He said perhaps it may be time to end the pre-game show because it creates false hope for fans of him competing in the dunk contest. […] ‘Maybe I should stop because I’m making a lot of people mad about what I do,’ James said.”