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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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Comments

Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:31 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Oh come on Nike...How bad can it be?  It must really make your boy look bad, huh?



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:26 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

As corporal stated in a response to my original post on this thread, the guy didnt really have a choice in turning his tape over. It is his livelihood, and if he had refused, he probably would be blacklisted in the future. That being said, I wonder if someone there somehow smuggled a tape out? I wonder how much a "bootleg" tape would be worth?Tongue out



Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:20 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

jordan crawford was a beast for iu until he got high with kelvin sampson



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:15 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

This was a shocker. LeBron is a poooor sport. He does not know how to take defeat. I honestly don't think LeBron is very good. He is just so dominate, it takes his skills up. Answer this question: If LeBron is running at you, are you going to let him run over you or back out of the way? I would back out. If your Dwight Howard's size you may compete, but LeBron is so big and strong, he will make you move. LeBron can shoot, but if i want a shooter for the end of the game, I take Kobe Bryant so easily i dont even need to think. Good Luck winning that "title" LeBron. The title you win may be in NBA LIVE 10. How many times has Kobe won a real title? 4. Yes LeBron, try to improve that sportsmanship



Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:10 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

BRON BRON GOT HIS S.H.I.T PUSHED IN!!!!!! HAHAHAH,  




Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:06 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

LMAO best player in the game gets jammed on with two hands mind you...Oh my sacrilege!!!! LMAO



Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:03 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

he's just mad that he kind powned by a younger kid




Since: Jun 10, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 4:48 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Apparently Lebron cares.  Classless jerk that he is.



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 4:45 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

 

NICK YOUNG already posterized LBJ.....good luck confiscating that tape LeBron!



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 4:37 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Dont buy the golf stuff -- save your money, it is all crap anyway.


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