For all those fans that were hoping to see some of LeBron James’ talent in the upcoming 3-point shooting contest, they’re gonna have to wait for another time.
According to the Athletic, LeBron wasn’t too keen on the idea of partaking in the 3-point shooting contest during All-Star weekend in 2018. Frankly, he didn’t want to have anything to do with Saturday night’s festivities.
“Not when I can spend a Saturday night at home with my family,” James said.
James has yet to participate in the 3-point shooting contest during his 15-year career. He didn’t start out his career as a dominant 3-point maker but nowadays he’s become a prime threat way beyond the arc. This change has come in recent years. The 32-year old forward is currently converting on 43 percent of his 3 point attempts this season, which would surpass his career-high of 40.6 percent set during the 2012-13 season with the Miami Heat.
Other than not participating in the Skills Challenge, LeBron hasn’t ever really been a big fan of partaking during Saturday night’s All-Star festivities. It looks like we’ll have to wait for at least another year before our hopes can be dashed once again by the biggest name in the NBA refusing to participate in the Dunk Contest or the 3-pointer shooting contest for the first time.