Zach LaVine Says He Would Beat LeBron In A Dunk Contest

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Not many people would dispute that LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. Best dunker however, is a different story.

On Saturday night, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine won the 2015 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest with a great display of athleticism and finesse. The 19-year-old former UCLA Bruin wowed the sell-out crowd in Brooklyn and proved that he can throw it down with the best of them.

The next morning, LaVine went on ESPN’s SportsCenter and talked about his victory in the dunk contest. When asked if he thought he could beat LeBron in a dunk contest, the confident rookie said he could.

LaVine gave the four-time MVP credit by saying, “LeBron’s one of the most freaky athletes of all time,” and that he’s “got some stuff in him he ain’t showed the world, either.” Still, LaVine doesn’t doubt his own talents and says he can de-throne King James in a dunk contest.

LeBron has received some criticism throughout the years for not participating in the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest. His reasoning is simple — he has nothing to gain and everything to lose.

James is probably right about that. Nonetheless, it certainly would be entertaining to watch the NBA’s best and most athletic player take part in a competition thats is slowly losing the pizzaz it once had. Not to mention it would send sputtering Dunk Contest ratings through the roof.

Check out Zach LaVine’s insane dunks below!