LeBron James is in hot water with NBA fans once again for leaving Michael Jordan out of his all-time top 4 dunk contestants list.
To add insult to injury, LeBron put his own name on the list. The comparison between LeBron James and Michael Jordan is nothing new.
Even though the two legends never played with or against each other, media and fans constantly pit them and their legacies against each other.
Jordan and James are two of the greatest basketball players of all time. And the conversation to decide the greatest player of all time generally revolves around these two legends.
LeBron James likes to occasionally instigate the flame of this eternal debate between him and Jordan for the crown of basketball.
LeBron was asked on Twitter which 4 players he would choose for an all-time slam-dunk contest. He chose Vince Carter, Dominique Wilkins, Zach Levine, and himself.
NBA fans were not too impressed with the list. Because Michael Jordan defeated Dominique Wilkins in the 1988 slam-dunk contest.
The 1988 slam-dunk contest was one of the most iconic moments in NBA history. Many believe that the competition somewhat propelled the NBA to its current fame and glory.
Even though nobody could deny LeBron’s dunking prowess, he’s the only one on the list who has never taken part in a dunk contest, let alone winning one.
Winning a dunk contest requires practice, dedication, and creativity. Intersentingly, Vince Carter’s performance in 2000 at the Garden was arguably the greatest in the history of the NBA slam-dunk contest.