The offer from the self-described “virtual pinboard for porn” comes not long after Magic Johnson offered to put up $1 million in prize money if LeBron James took his dunks to the contest. Sex.com has offered to donate $5 million to the charity of Bryant’s choice if he participates in the Dunk Contest. But there is a catch — and it involves James.
“Sex.com is offering $5 million to the charity of Kobe Bryant’s choosing for his participation in the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. However, this offer is conditional. It depends on Lebron James entering the 2014 NBA Slam Dunk Contest with Bryant,” the site said in a press release. “Bryant and James are both members of the NBA’s elite and fans often debate who is the better player between the two. Sex.com wants to ensure that basketball fans get to see the two superstars use their talent and creativity.”
Perhaps the decision makers at the adult website saw Bryant’s recent posterization of Josh Smith and felt that he needed to return to the Dunk Contest. Or maybe, the website learned from its attempt to get Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to appear in a porn film that big money offers to athletes are a good way to garner attention.
When Bryant was asked after the Lakers’ win over the Hawks on Sunday night whether he would enter the Dunk Contest in 2014, he said “Not a chance.”
Would $5 million for charity change his mind?