04:38 PM ET 02.04 | Dwyane Wade, the captain of the East for the NBA All-Star game, is using his clout to push fellow Miami Heat teammate LeBron James into a bigger role for the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend. Namely, Wade has attempted to get James to agree on competing in the slam dunk contest, something James has never done and always opposed doing. Wade also told James to put his name in the hat for the three-point contest considering James' success at the three-point stripe this season. He is averaging 40 percent shooting beyond the arc. But it was two swings and two misses for Wade, according to ESPN. "I told him I'd throw him a lob and we'll win," Wade told ESPN of the dunk contest. "He turned me down; I think he got nervous."