Is LeBron James considering Magic Johnson’s $1 million Dunk Contest offer?

LeBron James has a new decision to make. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James has a new decision to make. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

LeBron James has set basketball fans on fire everywhere with his recent pre-game warmup dunks. The dunks have taken the outcry for The King to participate in the slam dunk contest to an entirely new level, and now Magic Johnson has even managed to turn up the heat.

Johnson recently put a $1 million offer on the table for the winner of the dunk contest should LeBron enter, essentially offering Bron $1 million because it’s hard to imagine anyone touching his elite athletic ability.

“Please, LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars,” Johnson said on Friday. “A million dollars from Magic to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner.”

The Heat were in New York on Sunday to take on the Knicks, when ESPN’s Lisa Salters caught up with him about the offer. “I don’t have a response yet,” James told Salters. “Tell [Johnson] I’ll get back to him.”

Essentially his statement doesn’t mean much, but the fact that he didn’t turn it down means there is at least hope.

“I think about it every year,” James said.

With the fans, media, and now NBA legends turning up the heat on The King, maybe the $1 million offer will be enough to push him over the edge. Until then, we will all be relegated to unreal pre-game dunks, which in all honesty, are better than anything we saw during the 2013 Dunk Contest.

Could this be ‘The Decision Part II’?

Settle It: Should LeBron accept $1 million offer?

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  • Ed Scaff

    who cares?

  • dragqueen

    I don’t care about the NBA Lebozo James or Magic One million dollars, Athletes are always BS”ing. The NBA is a circus full of clowns flying threw the air with one eye on the camera and the other in the mirror.

  • Rj Coney

    To Hell with Lebron James! What a punk! This is his ONLY job, and he needs to be lured by more money to run around and put a little orange ball through a hoop, while making other people that paid top dollar happy? Doesn’t he already get paid to be an NBA player? Wow, bring back the 80’s and 90’s please! The modern NBA player SUCKS and has ZERO idea as to what it means to be professional and endearing to the fan.