Lets get one thing clear, LeBron James does NOT need to ever compete in the Dunk Contest. He has nothing to gain from it. He’s already at the top of his game. He’s won multiple championships. He’s been MVP multiple times. He’s on a team that is likely to make it back to the NBA Finals for a shot at a 3rd straight title.
To those of you who will say, “Well Jordan was in the Dunk Contest.” Yeah, he was, but when he entered the contest he had won ZERO titles and had made ZERO trips to the Finals. The NBA belonged to Larry Bird and Magic Johnson in 1987 and 88 when Jordan competed in the contest.
Also, for what it’s worth, LeBron’s dunk was much smoother.