Although Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine put on a show at the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night (Feb. 14), the competition’s popularity has declined over the years, due to the lack of stardom.
In its heyday, stars like Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Shawn Kemp, Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant participated in the annual contest. And, for years, fans and analysts have suggested that LeBron James enter to no avail.
When asked why on Saturday (Feb. 14), the superstar admitted that he’s gone back-n-forth with his decision, but now, it’s just too late. “It’s been some years where I said I was going to do it and didn’t do it. And then, actually watching the dunk contest, I was mad at myself, because I believe it would have been great,” LeBron said. “Now, at this point, I’m over the hill now. You ain’t going to see my no time soon. It’s over with.”
Sure, LeBron is 30 years old, but over the hill?