Here’s summer league video of Jerry Stackhouse (in white) getting “LeBron’d” by some dude named John Wall at some tournament called the N.C. Pro-Am, and I’m having a hard time figuring out which dude is the pro and which is the am. Stackhouse, who started all of one game for the Mavericks last year, just got served by an incoming college freshman.. Wall will be playing at Kentucky this winter, probably helping new coach John Calipari restoring that program to national prominence and then doing whatever dudes do in Kentucky, like hunting, fishing and voting Republican. via.
Here’s another look at the That Was It? dunk that disappointed everyone yesterday, but at least this one doesn’t have a watermark on it. I’d be hard-pressed to find a better example of something being overblown simply because of a party’s efforts to restrict information from everyone. I learned that when I was nine. I don’t know why Nike and ESPN haven’t figured that out yet.
ESPN offered the creator of this video $500, according to Dan Levy in a post for Sporting Blog. The monolith’s offer came well short of the $5,000 paid by eBaumnation for this clip, which is much better quality than that fogged up video on TMZ.
Levy asks if the future of journalism will come down to news agencies paying citizens for various bits of camera footage, and I’ll answer him under the assumption that journalism isn’t already dead: why wouldn’t they? News teams have no issue keeping camera operators on staff and paying them; this is just classic crowdsourcing. It keeps everyone honest and, as was proven here, keeps them in the know as well. The practice of journalism is enriched when we are all witnesses, and the pulling of some of that power out of the hands of the elite media couldn’t come at a better time.
Here it is: Jordan Crawford dunking on LeBron James. The dunk takes place in the nearcourt at about the 0:35 mark. Yeah, Nike went all Chinese Google over this. Thanks to KOGOD for the find, and for having to deal with all the red tape from TMZ, which you can read after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
A certain online tabloid (which some people don’t think of as a blog, but never mind) has purchased the video of LeBron getting famously dunked on at his basketball camp earlier this month. The protagonist, Xavier sophomore Jordan Crawford, dunked on LeBron during a scrimmage, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers guard to allegedly ask Nike to confiscate any video footage of the event.
LeBron’s people and Nike reportedly confiscated all video proof of the moment LeBron got taken to the HOLE — but we finally found the one SURVIVING copy of the moment LeBron became LeBitch … and it’s awesome!!!! via!!!
So check back there at 6:45 PM tonight, or wait 15 minutes and watch it here. Eventually these athletes, shoe companies, and networks are going to learn that they can’t sterilize every aspect of what happens in their lives. It seems obvious that this tape has no chance of living up to the hype, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that now it’s out there, and we’ll see it, and we can rip on LeBron to our heart’s content. And that’s the way we like it. Screw Nike; we’re the consumers. We get what we want. And that’s the natural order of things when we’re all witnesses.