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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: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 11:35 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Cry-Baby James is a Punk!! I hope he NEVER wins a Championship!!



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 11:28 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

The best part of all this is Lebron told Johnny Flynn to enter the draft and he did and Ryan Miller went to SU.  Well the SU grad got you back Lebron you got no more street cred now just like SU ain't got no more point guard.  Way to get even Ryan!  Oh yeah Lebron your a punk you should have played a little defense and maybe you could have kept your street cred and your team in the playoffs.  You suck! you can score 50 points or more 100 more times but I will always think of you as a big punk who if he don't get his way he takes his ball I mean video and goes home.  Waaaaahhhhhhh! I'm telling that you have video of me getting a 2 handed facial!  THE KING my tail!



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 10:37 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Wow, is James worried about his image or what. With his lack of "basketball" professionalism and sportsmanship and his incredible lust to be a worldwide icon it's easy to see why he can't win the big one. I don't think he has a very good basketball IQ.He's an excellent player but he plays for himself. He doesn't make those around him better by involving his teammates. I watch a show ESPN and Kobe Bryant actually directs players to get them into the game where James does everything himself like it or not. I'm starting to think we could be watching one of the most talent players to never take home a title.



Since: Jun 16, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 10:12 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

hahahaha


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Since: Mar 29, 2009
Posted on: July 8, 2009 9:44 pm
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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 9:40 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

just a question...just why did they "have" to give up the tape? what was the nike exec going to do...rough up the guy? i blame the sissy cameramen for caughing up their property so easily!



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 9:40 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

wow, is this really a story, okay make lebron look like the bad guy because nike is afraid to lose a few bucks for this jam. this is lame and not news worthy.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2009 9:37 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

If anyone wants to see Lebron getting beat at something he should win, just go back to the Eastern Conference finals...to bad he couldn't pull those tapes eh "KING"...whatever. 



Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 9:17 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

So does NIKE also prove "King" James with a food taser for all his meals as well!  Wow...Is Lebron starting show what having money really does to a sports star?  Between this and how he acted at the end of the Conference finals he is acting like my 4 year old.

Come on LB...We expect better than to see you become another AI.

Truth!



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2009 9:16 pm
 

Nike does not want you to see that dunk

Congrats to Lebron on expanding his product line.  LeTampons coming this fall to a Walmart near you.


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