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    Thumbs down Nike confiscates all video of Xavier University sophomore Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James, at the "LeBron James Skills Academy"

    a CBSSports.com article and an article by Chris Chase in rivals.com from Yahoo Sports, claims that LeBron James got dunked on by Xavier University sophomore Jordan Crawford.
    Crawford, according to the articles, had a two-hand slam on James during Monday's LeBron James Skills Academy at the University of Akron.
    James, just like many all stars, has been dunked on before. But what generated some pause was that you will never see the dunk on video.

    In CBSSports.com:
    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.
    No video of the dunk will actually help Crawford. Since no one will see it, the dunk could grow to mythic proportions.
    Chase writes:
    Because nobody can see it, the story of the dunk will grow in stature with each telling. Today, it was a simple two-handed slam. In a few days, it will be a 360-degree windmill. By the time Crawford makes his Xavier debut in October, he will have jumped off LeBron's shoulders, flipped in the air, slammed the ball home with his left pinkie and then handed LeBron $3.99 for his dry cleaning.

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    this is ridiculous, so he got dunked on...guess what, there are people out there who can fucking dunk. it happens to every player in the NBA. i played soccer in college (goalie). i have a 2 year old and a 1 year old son, and i play goalie while they kick a nerf soccer ball at me. on occassion, one slips by me. imagine that. it happens. all Nike is doing by hiding the tape is sensationalizing the incident. if it was released i dont really think anyone would have gave a shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    this is ridiculous, so he got dunked on...guess what, there are people out there who can fucking dunk. it happens to every player in the NBA. i played soccer in college (goalie). i have a 2 year old and a 1 year old son, and i play goalie while they kick a nerf soccer ball at me. on occassion, one slips by me. imagine that. it happens. all Nike is doing by hiding the tape is sensationalizing the incident. if it was released i dont really think anyone would have gave a shit.
    I agree. In fact, I think they're making this in to a bigger incident by how they handled this.

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    How really cares (beside the self proclaimed wonder king James)?

    It must be a big deal to Nike alone. A Cleveland station aired the video yesterday during sports. Anyone can be beat...whoppy-do.
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    I worked a detail last weekend covering Mo Williams and LeBron James. Jerious Norwood was also there for a short time. Williams and Norwood are real class acts when it comes to appreciating the job security does for them. Heck, we almost had to excuse ourselves from conversation with Norwood to do our jobs because he kept hanging out with us, talking. You might notice that James is conspicuously absent from these compliments.
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    The actual Dunk


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