Now we all heard about the million dollar offer NBA hall of famer Magic Johnson made to Miami Heat superstar LeBron James a few days ago.
“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars,” Johnson said. “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.”
Well it seems as if LeBron is mulling over Magic’s offer. James told ESPN’s Lisa Salters:
James had never taken part in the dunk contest in his career despite consistently throwing down slams in warm-ups and games that could put any former dunk contest winner to shame. The three-time league MVP told Salters, however, that he has considered participating. Well you don’t say?! A million dollar offer would get anyones attention!
“Tell him I’ll get back to him,” James told Salters.
The NBA currently pays $100,000 to the winner and $50,000 to the runner-up. ESPN analyst Jalen Rose called for more elite players to participate as well. I TOO AM CALLING FOR MORE ELITE PLAYERS! Hey, I know I am just a nobody but I am a basketball fan so my opinion should count too, right?
The Miami Heat are currently on a 15 game winning streak.