Further Proof That LeBron Is Not MJ
Gotta keep up appearances. No dents in the armor, right? This story is ridiculous. Xavier’s Jordan Crawford dunked on LeBron at the ‘LeBron James Skills Academy’. I bet you want to see it, right? You won’t.
From CBS Sports:
There were at least two cameras rolling Monday night when Crawford dunked on James during a pick-up game. 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.”
Weak sauce. MJ would have laughed it off, then challenged the kid to a game of one one one and destroyed him. Is this how fragile LeBron is — that he can’t give the college kid the thrill of a lifetime?