TMZ posted a cell phone video of Xavier University's Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James(notes) at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron today, but, well, their footage was as disappointing as baked beans and water for Christmas dinner. In fact, it looked like a water painting I did in Ms. Dodd's art class — blurry and undefined.
Thankfully, the crew at eBaum Nation came through in the clutch with a higher quality version of the dunk, which occurs about 30 seconds into the above clip. It's a reverse angle from the TMZ version (embedded below), and while it's also not perfectly framed, you can clearly see Crawford dunk on LeBron.
For those of you in the dark, here's the back story: Crawford dunked on LeBron during a pick-up game at The King's camp, Nike confiscated all known video evidence of the posterization, a lively debate ensued about whether the tapes were taken because they were embarrassing to LeBron or because of a long-standing Nike policy and Brick killed a guy with a trident.
Both angles make it difficult to tell just how nasty the two-handed dunk is, but, hey, it's definitely not "hide the women and children and tapes" worthy. I mean, c'mon, were not talking about Vince Carter giving some French guy a haircut or Tracy McGrady riding Shawn Bradley's back. It's just LeBron rotating a little slow on defense and getting caught at the rim by an athletic college kid. Why he and Nike made such a big deal about it is perplexing.