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LeBron declines to dunk but accepts skills challenge

Updated: January 30, 2006, 10:04 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NBA asked, and LeBron James said no.

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James said Monday he declined the NBA's request that he participate in the NBA's All-Star dunk contest. He will, however, be in the skills challenge.

"They didn't beg or plead, I just declined," he said before the Cavaliers' game against the Charlotte Bobcats. "They asked me to do something else, so I said yes."

Cleveland's All-Star forward has declined to participate in the dunk contest in all ...

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