LeBron James Post-Practice Dunk Show

BY KEVIN JENKINS

After the Miami Heat practice on Monday, the media was in for a surprise from LeBron James. No one expected LeBron to put on a post-practice dunk show.

LeBron has teased the media every year regarding his participation in the slam dunk contest. His electrifying dunks throughout the season have always brought up questions related to his absence in the slam dunk contest every year.

The show he put on after practice Monday raised questions from the media regarding why he doesn’t want to be in the slam dunk contest.

The dunks he performed after practice were simply athletic. Dwayne Wade even recorded the dunks and said he feels like LeBron has wings sometimes.

On ESPN First Take Tuesday (Feb.11), Skip Bayless voiced his opinion on LeBron’s post-practice dunk show. Skip despises the way LeBron handles the dunk contest controversies every year and he even called LeBron a child because he feels he is avoiding the slam dunk contest.

Calling him a child was something Skip didn’t have to say. I say this because Skip is judging LeBron off his post-practice dunks where he is just having fun. There is so much pressure on great athletes entering the slam dunk contest. I’m curious to know why the media puts so much pressure on these athletes in participating in the slam dunk contest.

Even though LeBron is taunting us with his post-practice show, he has said plenty of times that he is not a slam dunk contest guy.

The media should put this to rest and no longer call out LeBron for refusing to participate in the slam dunk contest.

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