James considering whether he should quit pre-game entertainment.
It has become a pre-game tradition for Miami Heat fans, who have begun to turn up to games early in their droves.
LeBron James has seen back-to-back videos go viral in the last two home games at the AmericanAirlines Arena, after putting on impressive dunk moves.
However, despite the positive feedback from the fans, James has questioned whether he should continue in light of the criticism he has received for not participating in the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest.
“Maybe I should stop because it’s making a lot of people mad about what I do. They’re like ‘Well if you can do it in warm-ups, why don’t you [want to] be in the dunk contest? Stop it,'” he told reporters according to ESPN’s Michael Wallace.
Here’s another idea LBJ: why not continue the headline-making entertainment for the fans, and on top of that join the All-Star Slam Dunk fun next year?
James has shied away from entering the competition throughout his career, and the criticism directed towards him for his absence is something he shares with the likes of Blake Griffin who also chose not to enter in Houston earlier this month.
It appears the Heat organisation are fans of his pre-game routine, as they have now started to stream videos of James’ dunks on their official website.
While LeBron mulls over whether to continue, here are the two videos that sparked the conversation off.
The first, ahead of the win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday:
Followed by this effort on Tuesday night before taking on the Sacramento Kings: