Jordan Crawford Dunk on LeBron James: Nike Confiscates Tape
Word is that Xavier guard Jordan Crawford dunked on LeBron James during the LeBron James Skills Academy in his hometown of Akron, OH. If you're thinking of running to YouTube to see LeBron get dunked on, don't bother. It looks like a rep from Nike confiscated video of the Jordan Crawford-LeBron James dunk, forcing us to rely on our imaginations.
Here's what happened. During the skills camp, LBJ gets into a pick-up game with a bunch of college players, and according to several witnesses, LeBron James get dunked on by Jordan Crawford, the kind of move that could become a YouTube classic.
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."
Miller said he was filming all day during the camp without incident. After the Jordan Crawford dunk, however, LeBron James apparently chatted with Lynn Merritt who confiscated the 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."