Magic offers $1 million if James does dunk contest

Magic Johnson is giving LeBron James a million reasons to

consider the slam dunk contest.

The Hall of Famer says Friday during ESPN’s pregame show that he

will put up $1 million if James finally enters the marquee event of

All-Star Saturday night.

James has always refused to enter the contest, but he’s recently

been putting on a dunking show before Miami’s games, reigniting

interest in seeing him take part.

Johnson says: ”Please LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m

going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars 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 NBA currently pays $100,000 to the winner and $50,000 to the

runner-up.