Magic Johnson has a $1 million offer for LeBron James: join the NBA dunk contest. The prize money for the event is currently $100,000, but Johnson says he’ll up that to $1 million if James joins in the festivities.
“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars,” the former Los Angeles Lakers player said during ESPN’s pre-game telecast for the showdown between the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies. “A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”
James has already made it very clear that he has no desire to enter the dunk contest during All-Star Weekend. He never has during his nine previous seasons, and it doesn’t look like that will change now.
“It’s over with. I’m getting too old for that,” he told FOX Sports Florida in December. “There were times when I wanted to do it. But I came into All-Star Weekend a few times banged up and I didn’t want to risk further injury.”