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“"Everyone stop complaining about @KingJames in the dunk contest," Arison tweeted Wednesday. "If u want to see him dunk come to the @AAarena. & enjoy the show." The Heat, who are on a league-best 12-game winning streak, end their three-game homestand Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies, who are riding an eight-game winning streak. James said he won't feed into any criticism about his decision to execute acrobatic dunks in warm-ups amid his unwillingness to participate in the actual dunk contest. "I don't care -- I get criticized for everything," James said. "That's a small thing on my agenda, is that I'm getting criticized for what I do in warm-ups. Stop it." James suggested he doesn't need to win an All-Star contest to validate his prowess as one of the league's best dunkers. He said he doesn't spend too much time thinking about his routine before games, and instead just goes with the flow. "It just happens," James said. "I don't need props, capes, cheerleaders and flight attendants to walk out with me. I just do it. It just happens. Like in a game, if you throw a lob, I'll just figure it out while I'm in the air."
I don't need props, capes, cheerleaders and flight attendants to walk out with me. I just do it. It just happens. Like in a game, if you throw a lob, I'll just figure it out while I'm in the air.” -- LeBron James on why he is the NBA's best dunker