In a recent interview with the associated press, LeBron James expressed his interest in participating in the All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest.
He said that taking part in the competition would be physically daunting and that L.A. Clippers forward and Rookie of the Year favorite Blake Griffin would have a decided home-court advantage in the event.
Nevertheless, he has not ruled out the possibility of putting his hops to the test and we can all agree that a dunk-off between James and Griffin, regardless of your feelings about James at this point, would be a ratings bonanza.
However, should LeBron James partake in the competition?
I offer four reasons why he should and should not enter the dunk contest and then offer my final verdict of what his decision should be.