LeBron James sparked a debate about whether he will make a surprise appearance in this month's NBA dunk contest when he made a post on Twitter, but he reiterated Friday his lack of interest in making his first showing in the event.

"We saw the contestants [Thursday] night," James said. "I'm not in the field. I'm not in it."

The competition will feature Kenneth Faried, Eric Bledsoe, Terrence Ross, James White, Gerald Green and defending champion Jeremy Evans.