Thursday , Jul , 23 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Video: Did Nike overreact censoring the ‘secret’ LeBron James dunk tape?

Of course, this didn’t kill the incident. Instead, the opposite happened. The hype grew. It was all hoop heads could talk about. And Nike was rightfully killed in the press and court of public opinion for censoring a natural part of basketball. Today, TMZ, the gossip rag known for celebrity dirt, posted the phantom incident on their website. No doubt about it, Crawford’s aerial antics were impressive. However, at least from a far, James is hardly getting the Shawn Bradley, poster-job treatment …


Video: Did Nike overreact censoring the 'secret' LeBron James dunk tape?


What an overreaction.

Recently, LeBron James was dunked on by college star Jordan Crawford at a Nike  event near Indiana University. In an effort to protect King James’ image, ‘The Swoosh’ acted like a third-world dictator and seized all video footage of the incident.

Of course, this didn’t kill anything. The hype only grew. It was all hoop heads could talk about. And Nike was killed in the press and court of public opinion for censoring a natural part of basketball.

Today, TMZ, the gossip rag known for celebrity dirt, posted the incident on their website. No doubt about it, Crawford’s aerial antics were impressive. However, at least from a far, James is hardly getting the Shawn Bradley, poster-job treatment.

Who cares if he got packed-on like the 7-7 Brigham Young University beanpole? Everybody gets dunked on. No exceptions.

When the story broke most felt James had nothing to be ashamed of. Seeing the clip confirmed the only thing shameful was how Nike handled the situation.

 Watch the clip below and give us your thoughts in the comment box? Did Nike overreact? Image courtesy of Keith Allison.