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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."
Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:29 pm
 

Nike should remove sponorships of colleges

That picture of the new Nike campaign is hilarious!

I noticed that YouTube supposedly removed one copy of the video due to "copyright issues." If it's true that LeBron got dunked on and Nike confiscated the videos then Nike shouldn't be allowed to sponsor any future events for non-professional athletes, especially colleges & universities. And LeBron shouldn't hold another "skills academy" or at least don't participate on the court if he's so scared of his ego being hurt. This is opening the door for future problems from so-called "Kings."

I was looking for a list of Nike sponsorships and saw that Xavier University is on the list. If I were Xavier U. I'd be stepping up and saying something to Nike. But, they probably won't because of who Nike is and the money they receive from Nike is too much to risk saying anything. Nike is obviously willing to accept the repercussions, including P.R., because they're probably outnumbered by LeBron's $$$ signs.

Come on! Let kids have their shining moments on record. If Jordan Crawford ever lands in the NBA, I hope he dunks at least once on LeBron and does a "In your face" motion. Laughing




Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:29 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

ROFL Classic Hoya. LOL you just made my day. Even being a Pats fan , that is still the funniest thing I've heard all day. GJ



Since: Jul 8, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:28 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

thats a ho as move by Lebron. what a little b!tch he's turned into



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:25 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

This level of control on information would even make North Korea blush.



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:18 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

what a baby! Sounds more like James didn't want that tape out ... not Nike. 



Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:09 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Are you kidding me!!! Does Nike really feel that they have the right to manipulate us? This is the kind of thing that leads to bad press. How can they think that taking those tapes could be a good thing? I don't even understand what gives them the right to take the tapes? Does Nike have big goons standing by to muscle the tapes away?? I have 4 kids and let me say right now, I will NEVER put a pair of nikes on any of them again!! Lebron should fire nike!  They're making you look bad Mr. James!!



Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:08 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Well guess what. Now we get to see Lebron/Shaq VS. Kobe. I cant wait.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:06 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

LMAO!!!  Perfect Comeback

Lebron better learn to not hoop with players during summer camps, they might catch you sleepin, everyone wants to posterize you



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 2:05 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

What a b*** move by Lebron, he has been acting strange since Orlando rocked his Cavs out of the playoffs



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 1:56 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Hahaha....I love it!


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