College, High School, NBA, Video / Jul 8, 2009 / 12:06 pm

The King Got Crowned

This is not the dunk you’re looking for.

Former Indiana guard Jordan Crawford, who has since transferred to Xavier, is one of the many college guys playing at the LeBron James Skills Academy. He was fortunate enough to get on the same court as James during a pick-up game. And he made the most of that opportunity.

The word when I arrived at the LeBron James Skills Academy was that Monday’s best highlight came in a pick-up game featuring the college players and James himself. According to the collection of NBA scouts and other folks here, Xavier’s Jordan Crawford dunked on James pretty good. So I had to find out whether it was true.

“It happened, and it was bad,” said Michael Gilchrist, the top player in the Class of 2011. “That was something to see.”

Let the frantic search for the video on YouTube begin, right? Wrong. Right after getting crowned, LBJ summoned someone in charge to have the tapes of that moment terminated.

“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.”

Source: CBS Sports

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  • David_Brandon

    @ dime,

    i wanna know this: if you did find the video, would you run it knowing that bron’s out there trying to do to hide it?

  • Bizz

    lmao meanwhile back in la, kobe probably has backup footage in his mansion, as his spies on lebron’s humiliating moments are all over the place hahahahaa

  • Drink the Haterade

    This is whack! LBJ just bein a bitch.

  • David_Brandon

    that probably shoulda read, “…knowing WHAT bron’s out there trying to do to hide it”. but still, the point remains lol

    and really?? how are there only two videos! there’s always hella ppl out w/ cameras now. esp if lebron’s in the building. someone needs to cough it up!

  • http://www.niketalk.yuku.com/forums/8 NTstateOFmind

    did LBJ “forget” to shake dudes hand after the game too?

  • Celts Fan

    so apparently we AREN’T all witnesses

  • SJ

    That’s pretty weak of LBJ… give the man props if he caught you slipping.

  • Baby Huey

    I want to know why the camera guy didn’t tell the NIKE execs to piss off. They have no right to that tape, he at least should have gotten paid for it before he gave it up. Freedom of the Press my friend, you have rights….exercise them!

  • Dennis Castro

    Damn Lebron, everyone gets yammed on at some point. That was a real b!tch move if he did get that video removed. He’s coming off as a real diva lately.

  • LakeShow84

    Dude is a straight Diva..

    Lol @ CeltsFan.. we are if its one of HIS highlights evidentally.. if not then he apparently would ransack a highschool game for tapes if he slipped on the punch and fell..

    I cant wait for Lebron to end up more hated than Kobe.. Hes definetely on his way with his spoiled ass “i really am a king” behavior..

  • http://myspace.com/40sand9s loc


    Come on LBJ,
    let people shine, who the fuck are you take another mans shine. Its still basketball, if yo ass got dunked on, yo ass got dunked.

    The king should wear his crowning on youtube.

  • Simon

    If this is true, is Lebron just trying to lose people’s respect? It’s not like everyone is going to think Lebron is less of a player for getting dunked on. People who block shots get dunked on, and he should deal with it.

    I feel bad for Crawford. If he never pans out as a player, all he will have is this story to tell his boys and no one will believe him…

  • robmo35

    That’s just Bron bein Bron

  • Dennis Castro

    “A Lebron James team never panics”…Yea right, maybe not his Cavs team, but his Nike team definitely does…

  • QQ

    na na na diva is a female version of a hustla…

  • eyeused2b

    So, when do we start hearing about how Lebron’s personality and image are faked?

  • BigBklyn

    of course he’s taking another man’s shine…he’s down with little Jaz-O – i mean Jay-Z…turned on the man who put him on then hogged Killa Cam’s light on 106 & Park…& that’s another reason why I don’t want the Knicks to sign him…that dude is soft…i never liked him…

  • BigBklyn

    of course he’s taking another man’s shine…he’s down with little Jaz-O – i mean Jay-Z…turned on the man who put him on then hogged Killa Cam’s light on 106 & Park…& that’s another reason why I don’t want the Knicks to sign him…that dude is soft…i never liked him…

  • JA

    Be a man. This is where he really should have stopped things and shook the kids hand.

  • LFan

    Lmao QQ.

    Damn, LeBron’s image is taking a hit this last year. Imagine what’s gonna happen if he ditches his hometown who’s done everything in their part to keep him for NY after this.

  • http://dimemag.com Big Freeze

    This is part of Nike’s new marketing campaign: “The Witness Protection Program”

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lebronjames23cavs lbj23

    It’s his show. When any of you guy are the best player on earth you can see things from his perspective. Maybe you’d do things differently but this is all moot. Unless any of us gets our game up to that level :)

    I don’t judge because I don’t like being judged.

  • http://nerditry.com nerditry

    @BigFreeze : +1000000!!!! I need that shirt!

  • http://dimemag.com Big Freeze

    Lebron would have been better off letting the tape circulate on Youtube. People would talk about it for a day or two, but then everyone would move on and forget about it.

    Hiding the tape is making things 1000 times worse for Lebron and his image. Instead of everyone giving props to the college kid for cracking Lebron’s skull on youtube, everyone is calling out Lebron’s manhood for this bitch-made attempt at hiding an embarrassing video. Nice move LBJ and Nike.

  • http://dimemag.com Big Freeze

    I have lost mad respect for Lebron after this, whereas if I saw the video of Lebron getting dunked on I wouldn’t even care.

    Does Nike really think that a video of LBJ getting crowned would somehow reduce merchandise sales? By censoring the video, Nike and Lebron are creating the negative results that they were trying to hide in the first place. Fuck both of them, even though Lebron merchandise is wack to begin with. It’s Jordan brand all day.

  • dk

    I fucking am really starting to think this fucks an over grown bitch. What a pussy. Getting dunked on dont mean shit, its better then running away.



  • hes a bitch

    i live in cleveland and see lebron on a daily basis. he is in fact a bitch. he hangs with a “soft” crowd and it’s making him into a very snuggle type of dude. he wears clothes that are too small for him, he wants to be like jay-z in every way, he has no personality whatsoever. cleveland people admire him because its cleveland. theres nothing else going on in town. he has proved nothing yet, no titles. all flash, and his arrogance may be his downfall. thats why kobe is my favorite. his swag is silent. hes not flamboyant. he doesnt have to be. the titles speak for him. what speaks for lebron? all the mag covers and endorsements mean nothing with no defense and no title. he plays his best defense on small people. hes a bum. plain and simple.

  • fallinup


    This is hilarious. What I’m more shaking my head about is not the fact that there’s no tape… but the first thing his bitch ass did was worry about if someone taped it.

    Witness this, Bron. You’re a fraud.

  • KnicksFan84

    LeFraud, I don’t want you in NY if you really did that. That’s a sucker move. I thought you were better than that, let a scrub get his shine. It’s no different when homeboy DROPPED you on the floor back in HS. Get over it! It’ll come out and we’ll still clown you. Now we get to clown you double!

  • LFan

    Damn, even the LeBron supporters are hiding after this one.

    Maybe he should go to New York…he’s reminding me a lot of A-Rod.

  • lifep

    @ NTstateOFmind: LOL!

    @ Big Freeze

    “…Big Freeze says

    This is part of Nike’s new marketing campaign: “The Witness Protection Program”

    C.L.A.S.S.I.C Material

  • mules

    Sounds like a bitch move but it also could just be a shrewd business move by Nike/Lebron…if that tape gets out on youtube what do they stand to gain?…zilch. If they confiscate the tape and hold onto it until/if Crawford goes pro, they can use the tape as incentive for him to sign with Nike and turn the footage into a nice piece of marketing (assuming he wasn’t wearing Adidas or something). Plus, Lebron also has his athlete management company…he could use the tape as leverage in getting Crawford to sign with them.

    As far as the freedom of the press thing, it happened at the Lebron James Skills Academy…a private function under private management. The Bill of Rights doesn’t apply to private functions/companies the same way it does to the public sector…the same way you can be forbidden recording in a movie theater, LBJ and the camp management can forbid you from recording their “product”.

  • let that tape go

    someone has the tape there are always cameras running someone needs to let the tape go and have it all over youtube by tommorow morning and this was mad weak on lebrons behalf be a man who hasnt been dunked on

  • http://www.WeAllScheme.com Jeff

    ok so whos the first player in the league to crown him this season? now that they know its possible lol! im gonna go with the underdog jonny flynn to catch bron sleeping in the lane

  • lifep

    I’m waiting for the Sto Show to knight him!

  • lifep

    I meant the STRO Show

  • mules

    I seem to remember Granger catching him pretty good last season.

  • mules

    hell, Courtney Lee got him twice in the playoffs.

  • K Dizzle

    @ post 27: That is just hateful. Damn. LeBron owe you money or somethin? lol

    @ Jeff – I don’t know about this year but Courtney lee caught him pretty good in the playoffs. Well, didn’t really catch him, just kinda got him in the pic and capped it before Lebron got there. I gotta cosign with everybody else tho. This might be the weakest attempt at maintainin the “legend” of lebron james. Like he’s the first. I seen Kobe crush it on Dwight…HARD. Seen Mike miss a dunk. Y’all saw him lose that one on one at his camp to that weekend warrior. Seen Kobe, DWade, Bosh , KG, Shaq, Yao get got. Maybe this was gonna be bad cuz it’s by a no name college kid. Damn. Musta been real real bad…

  • http://bt.davka.info/ SparkyJay23

    look for more of this shit to happen.

    Another vote for bitch move

  • fallinup
  • http://www.nba.com smoove chips

    @ 21

    flawless victory.rofl !!

  • rell

    This is not shocking. Bron has been crowned before by Al Harrington when he was with the Warriors. Bron in one series was posterized and then blocked by Yao when they played the Rockets. ESPN did not even show the highlight. This is the main reason I believe Bron got ESPN in his hip pocket. Those dunks and blocks should have been shown on ESPN “Top 10 Plays of the day” but was not. I tried to find them on youtube but could not even find the highlights. I guess Nike work overtime to make sure nothing negative get out about Lebron.

  • http://www.dimemag.com Booga

    Finally, something that i do wanna “WITNESS” and can’t. BOOOOO!!! Expect nuth’n less from Queen James!

  • Bron42 aka Had Springs before Slamball

    actually lebrons been dunked on a few times…like someone said, Lee got him twice in the playoffs already, Keyon Dooling got him. That white kid got him his rookie year in summer league. Just showin more reason on why hes queen james…90% of the dick riders had his back about him being “too much of a winner” to shake hands or answer questons after gettin spanked in the playoffs but now he once again shows his bitch-ass-ness (thanks diddy)by doin this…A while back someone on here asked me “oh so lebron does one thing wrong and hes suddenly a bad person”
    and my response was” a guy can build a million bridges and suck one dick and hes still known as a dick sucker”…so lebron, how them bridges treatin ya.

  • Drink the Haterade

    @ 45–“oh so lebron does one thing wrong and hes suddenly a bad person”
    and my response was” a guy can build a million bridges and suck one dick and hes still known as a dick sucker”…so lebron, how them bridges treatin ya”.


  • JJ

    Dwight Howard didn’t act like a bitch when Kobe Baptized him!! he even volunteer for Nate at the dunk contest!! Its just a game! Lebron, stop acting like Jay Z and be more like the person you will never be like…KOBE BRYANT!!


  • Dagomar

    From the SI article:

    The tapes were confiscated because videotaping of after-hours pickup games at the camp is not allowed. Crawford said his dunk happened in the first 20 minutes of a game that lasted about two hours and did not prompt any reaction from James. “We just went on playing,” Crawford said Wednesday. “It was exciting just to be playing on the same court as him. I can see why he is so great at what he does.”

    Wow. This dime piece makes it sound like James freaked out and stole the tape after the dunk. wtf?

  • superfreak

    This article cements the figgidy-fact that Bron’s a biggidy-bitch crybiggidy-baby.

  • sh!tfaced

    what a loser… LMFAO

  • 24X4LA


  • blast

    lmao You know that if he got someone to confiscate the tape, then he got jammed on pretty damn HARD.

  • sh!tfaced

    i wish i could find that tape and use it to blackmail lebron for millions! that video just became like a winning lottery ticket.

    the dude who filmed it should have asked for money.

  • eddy

    He should of got that footage of Maurice Rice making him fall of a deadly crossover in high school from the media…or when Luol Deng dropped him…

  • UncheckedAggression

    I also think it’s pretty damn stupid that the tape was confiscated. Maybe it’ll show up at some point–we’ll see.

    But it’s interesting how serious some of you are taking this. Let’s hear some more!

  • sh!tfaced

    hope he gets crowned by some rookie on national tv next season. let’s see if he can still take that tape. lol

  • Capt Wix

    Crawford is wearing adidaslers in the pic…
    That must hurt nike.

    I can’t image anyone wearing other brand shoes at the camp though.
    If you dont end up with a contract, you at least have a pair of shoes and a shirt to remind you of the day… yo ass dunked on the king!

  • Tim
  • SagJism

    bitches do what bitches do. LBJ=Bitch

  • http://www.cashprior.com Chrystal K.

    It’s really not that serious.

  • AmazingDesign

    SMH at Lebron, get over it man. Well here my mix of him getting dunk’d on by other NBA players


  • http://bt.davka.info/ SparkyJay23

    This isn’t the first time this has hapened

    Remember when Queen James got swept by the Spurs in the 2007 Finals? The AP writer crushed LeBron for a terrible game 4 – NBA.Com pulled the original recap and it was never seen again