LeBron James Dunked On By Jordan Crawford, Nike Should Release The Tape
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Release The LeBron James Tape? Nike Needs To Just Do It.

7/9/09 in NBA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect


The story about Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James has now reached epic proportions. In all likelihood, it could have been avoided if LeBron and the Nike people hadn't confiscated the video tape. It could have been an internet sensation for a few days, maybe a week, but then it would have been over. LeBron would have just gone on next year dominating the league, and it would have been water under the bridge.

In the end, no matter how big this video became, the worst thing that it could possibly do is show that LeBron James, at 24 years old, is not infallible. Despite the fact that he's a nearly unstoppable offensive force and a relentless defender, he's still human. Sometimes, albeit rare, guys can beat him on a play here and there. You know... just like every other basketball player who has ever stepped on the court. Even the all-time greats get dunked on.


That's right. Even Michael Jordan got dunked on. The original legendary #23, the player who LeBron clearly wants to emulate, and arguably the best player ever to walk the face of the earth got dunked on by a journeyman point guard.

And while Jordan Crawford's dunk is now the stuff that dreams are made of, it's not the first time LeBron was dunked on, either. Courtney Lee did it in the Eastern Conference Finals. Twice.


In my opinion, Nike needs to let the video out, preferably in the form of a commercial. They could feature Jordan getting posterized by John Starks, and then LeBron on the receiving end of the Jordan Crawford dunk. Throw in a few more of Nike's poster boys getting dunked on, and then show them afterward, returning the favor on 5 other guys.

The bottom line is that it doesn't matter whether or not you get dunked on, or who embarrasses you on the court. but how you move on from it. LeBron will undoubtedly go on and win another MVP, perhaps a championship, and this summer fiasco won't mean a thing in the long run. So don't make a big deal about it. Celebrate LeBron's mortality, and just move on.
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7/13/09   |   srvntofjesus   |   13 respect

   he should hi five the kid and try to help him out, all these atheletes think they are the best and then get shown up, either by another NBA star, or sometimes a college kid we have never heard of.

 just get off your high horse lebron

7/9/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
It's the old reverse publicity switcheroo.  Instead of the buzz created by millions of people watching the video on youtube, Nike generates twice the buzz by having every single blog bring it up over and over and take a little heat for a few days.. brilliant

I sure hope that marketing agent knows what they are doing if thats the case. There has yet to be a denial of the tapes existance so you know it does exist. If it didn't, they would have said so by now. By prolonging it as long as they have, he is looking more and more like an immature crybaby. He could have put a positive spin on it and congratulated the kid for doing something most people cant. Instead, he acts like a doucebag and attempts a pretty pathetic cover up.

I doubt it will ever be seen. Nike isn't going to piss off the golden goose.

7/9/09   |   JCAL9   |   59 respect

Give up the Damn Tape Anniemae... Just give up the Damn Tape....  ;o).. Well, it sounded good in my head..

7/9/09   |   icedee   |   170 respect

dahizzle wrote:
Wow.  How many topics are we going to have about this today.  I believe the over/under to be +3

Fa shizzle!

7/9/09   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25105 respect

It's the old reverse publicity switcheroo.  Instead of the buzz created by millions of people watching the video on youtube, Nike generates twice the buzz by having every single blog bring it up over and over and take a little heat for a few days.. brilliant

7/9/09   |   twins_10m   |   34 respect

mk_donley wrote:
I don't care if you are an NBA  HOFmer or an NBA rookie; you are going to get dunked on.

yea i don't see y nike is so worked up about this.

7/9/09   |   mk_donley   |   2554 respect

I don't care if you are an NBA  HOFmer or an NBA rookie; you are going to get dunked on.

7/9/09   |   icedee   |   170 respect

If Starks can do it over Jordan why not Jordan over Lebron? (I like the way i said that...).

7/9/09   |   drn0iswatr   |   731 respect

some people don't get it...sometimes honesty is the best policy.

7/9/09   |   dahizzle   |   6 respect

Wow.  How many topics are we going to have about this today.  I believe the over/under to be +3