Waiting for Lebron James to do the dunk contest is like waiting for the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight to happen. Both are over discussed and never going to happen as all the athletes are aging. Still it doesn’t stop people from bringing it up including 2012 dunk contest winner Jeremy Evans who decided to call Lebron out. Read more after the jump.
The Miami Heat defeated the Utah Jazz last night 105-89 and Evans was outscored by Lebron 30-2 but that didn’t stop Evans from speaking out about the NBA star.
The Utah Jazz forward is the defending NBA slam-dunk champion. He has no doubt who would win if he had the chance to take on James.
“I’m going to say I would,” said Evans, whose Jazz fell 105-89 to Miami at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I haven’t seen any tricks from him yet because he hasn’t been in (an NBA) dunk contest. … You need the tricks and moves rather than just being a power dunker in a game.”
Unfortunately for Evans and NBA fans it’s never going to happen.
“No,” said James, who turns 28 on Dec. 30. “It’s over with. I’m getting too old for that. … There were times when I wanted to do it. But I came into All-Star Weekend a few times banged up and I didn’t want to risk further injury.”
“I’m not a dunk-contest guy, so he probably could beat me in a dunk contest,” James said. “I’m OK with that.”
That’s one deduction on Lebron’s behalf in the Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan debates.