Crowdsourcing $1 Million: The Ultimate Attempt To Enter LeBron James In The Slam Dunk Contest


LeBron James Crowdsourcing Slam Dunk Contest

When LeBron James and his huge dunks entered the NBA in 2003 fans were excited to see the leagues new star in the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. Unfortunately for the last 10 years LeBron has refused to take part in the contest.

Last year LeBron told reporters:

“It’s just not me, I’m not a dunk contest type of guy. I’m an in-game dunker. I kind of improvise during the game. I’m not for scoreboards and all that type of stuff.”

When asked if he would dunk for $1 million dollars LeBron James’ attitude changed as he quickly added:

“Then I’d reconsider. Wouldn’t you?”

Taking his consideration to heart Twenty-eight-year-old NBA fan Chris Thomas started gofundme.com/helplebrondunk. The campaign is meant to raise $1 million which would be donated to the LeBron James Family Foundation if he agrees to take part in the upcoming NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest.

LeBron James doesn’t even have to win the contest, he just has to participate.

So far the page has raised just $2,498.00 but Chris Thomas is still hopeful that momentum will pick up and that even if he doesn’t hit $1 million that LeBron James will accept all proceeds earned and give them to charity.

LeBron James is serious about his charity fundraising which could mean a new contestant for the NBA All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest. In fact here’s a video of LeBron tackling a fan last week after they hit a half-court shot that netted the Boys Girls Club of America a $75,000 donation.

Social fundraising is a huge part of the internet these days, the question now will be how many people will donate to a charity just to watch an NBA star dunk a basketball.


James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at Business2Community.com and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.

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