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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: Feb 9, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 12:55 am
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Jordan Crawford??? We Talkin about JOE Crawford's little brother right???

wow.....nice :)



jayhawkpack786
Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 7, 2009 11:59 pm
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Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2009 11:50 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Interesting story to read, and a great story for Jordan Crawford to tell people.  However...I pose an obvious question here...who cares?  Watching NBA games over the years, I can't even remember the names of half the 'scrubs' who have 'posterized' major stars by dunking on them.  Does it make them a better player?  Not really.  Does it make the star they dunked on fade into obscurity?  Nope.  It's one basket being scored. 

Fact is, if someone gets a step on you going to the lane, you're either going to commit a hard foul, or you're going to suffer the possibility of getting dunked on.  Not saying I wouldn't like to see it, and that Nike is being a bit pathetic in taking the tapes, but when it comes down to it...who cares?


stewmustgo
Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2009 11:32 pm
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Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2009 11:14 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

ahahahahah!!!! LeQUIT gets PWNED!



Since: Jul 5, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2009 10:45 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

and he can ball some



Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2009 10:30 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Jordan Crawford isn't a high school kid...He will be playing on Xavier ( a college) this season as a sophmore.



Since: May 31, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2009 10:20 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

So, who buys Nikes anyway?



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2009 9:53 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

What ever happened to "We Are All Witnesses"??



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: July 7, 2009 9:46 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

This is funny, lebron doesnt want a video of a highschool kid cleaning his clock on youtube. Personally, I would of told "lynn" to go to hell! So I guess we all now know that no video of lebron getting his butt kicked will be released.........now or in the future.



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