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Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Posted on: July 7, 2009 9:04 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2009 9:09 pm
 

AKRON, Ohio -- You want to see video of Xavier's Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James?

If so, too bad.

Because you're not going to see it.

Thanks to Nike.

Turns out, there were at least two cameras rolling Monday night when Crawford dunked on James during a pick-up game here at the LeBron James Skills Academy. It was a two-handed jam, the kind that would've circulated quickly on YouTube. But Nike officials eliminated that possibility shortly after the dunk happened by allegedly confiscating tapes from various cameramen.

Freelance photographer Ryan Miller was one of the cameramen shooting the game.

He told CBSSports.com that Nike Basketball Senior Director Lynn Merritt took his tape.

"He just said, 'We have to take your tape,'" Miller said. "They took it from other guys, too."

Worth noting is that there is no policy against filming at the LeBron James Skills Academy, and Miller said he had been filming all day without incident. Nobody ever told him to stop. Nobody ever said there was a problem ... until after Crawford dunked on James.

"LeBron called Lynn over and told him something," Miller said. "That's how I knew his name was Lynn. LeBron said, 'Hey, Lynn. Come here.'"

Minutes later, Miller said Merritt demanded his tape.

"There's nothing I can think of besides LeBron just not wanting it online," Miller said. "It's a good story to tell people, I guess. But then again, I'm kind of pissed. I lost my tape."
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Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 6:43 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Are you kidding me?!?! Obviously you cared about this topic enough to read and write about it.....




Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 6:38 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

LeBron is a wannabe.
Wannabe 2nd coming of Jordan
Wannabe TV star
Wannabe Champion

A real man wouldn't be afraid of a tape of him getting dunked on.
He shouldn't care, he should give the guy his props and move on.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 6:23 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Labron is getting weaker and weaker by the second. I'm really starting to think of him as more of a looser then a winner. I really hate to admit that.




Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 6:06 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Since you opened the door about who cares?  i will walk right through it!

That is exactly what we should be asking LeBron and Nike?  So Lebron got dunked on, big deal!  But for you to take the tapes so the public cannot see what happened?   There cannot only be one explanation.  Lebron's BIG EGO was hurt, again! 

This is just the kind of thing that happens when you have been pampered since birth.  I can gaurantee you that he has never been told no in his lifetime.  So it is easy to understand why he has that "take my ball and go home attitude"  in life.  He needs to work on that attitude of his before we every call him King James again, i nominate we downgrade him to Prince James until his mental maturity catches up with his physical maturity.  To be considered one of the greatest in the game, you to be a little humble.  And Prince James is NOT! 

I can gaurantee you that if Prince James asks Nike to release the tapes, they would.  But I'm not holding my breath on that one, this is the same guy that couldn't shake hands with Dwight (one of the nicest guys in the league) after his team lost in the Eastern Conference Finals.  So when you ask you cares homer, i answer with (unfortunately for you) Lebron does.  And if mention it again he will probably close his mini-camp early and take it home with him!!  CRYBABY LEBRON, i kinda like that!

GO LAKERS!!!!Money mouth




Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 6:02 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

We should threaten a Nike boycott for being stupid. I thought the Nike people would be capitalist not communist. if Lebron was sooo good why couldnt he beat the Magic, Mr. SoreLoser.  Then he goes and gets dunked on in Ohio by some no name guy and wants the tape confiscated, he probably told the guy to get the tape and he'd given him $100 bucks...daddy always told me there was somebody bigger and badder out there, Lebron just found out later in life those words are true.



dontbugmeplzkth
Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:57 pm
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Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:51 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

this tape probably got put with the tape of when lebron played george junior republic in youngstown ohio in high school and got rejected hard and his mom came running out on the court.  long story short they lost that game and the tape is probably nowhere to be found.  he's still a beast though



Since: Apr 8, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:34 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Another lame attempt by NIKE!!  What a bunch of cowards, poor LBJ, why squash talent. NIKE is a disgusting waste, constantly burning money on overglorified athletes.They practice the same techniques on their employees, making them into a thoughtless souless mobs selling crap made by minors for cents oversees.............disgusting!! 



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:33 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Dude, J-Hawk...stop putting random things in quotation marks. Unnecessary.Bro, "fly", since the "BOLD", "ITALIC", and "UNDERLINE" buttons are "inoperative", how do YOU show "emphasis" ?





Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:32 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

let me find out that the king is actually the queen. he has always been a drama queen ever since he first stepped in the nba. someone needs to tell him he hasnt reached jordan status yet. jordan didnt cry when iverson shook his shoes off nor did he cry when kobe dunked on him. if he thinks crawford hurt his feelings wait till vin-sanity catches him.


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