LeBron James torn on dunk contest
MIAMI -- LeBron James wants to be part of the dunk contest at All-Star Weekend. He's just not sure it's a smart idea.
One of the game's best dunkers, James acknowledged Friday that he often considers committing to be part of the field but then finds himself waffling.
James said at some points he tells himself, "Yeah, I'm going to do it," but then he thinks about the wear and tear on his body and reconsiders.
At the 2009 All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, James said he planned to enter the 2010 contest but then eventually backed off. This year's dunk contest is Feb. 19 in Los Angeles.
James noted that competing against the likes of Blake Griffin would be a challenge. "He's already got the home-court advantage," James said.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
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