LeBron James gets dunked on and we might never see it.

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/2009/07/09/2009-07-09_lebron.html

    Not sure I buy Nike's reasoning.
     
  2. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I've been following this pretty closely, and I've come to the decision I can no longer support Lebron or be a fan of his.

    He's a fantastic player, and I watched him in person at a Clippers game in Los Angeles in his rookie year. He's amazing. He's physically dominating and has the basketball skill to back it up, but he has royally messed up his image this year. He's been an absolute baby.

    1) Not shaking hands after he got eliminated in the playoffs and giving such a lame excuse for the lack of sportsmanship.

    2) Wearing an "LBJ-MVP" shirt around town after he got eliminated. It's as if he needs to remind us he was the MVP in the wake up his team's failure to advance.

    3) Wearing "Check my $tats" shirt around town. Yes, with the dollar sign instead of an "s". Yes, Lebron, we know, you have good stats and are very wealthy. Congrats.

    4) This dunk video. Reeks of insecurity. You're not superhuman, you got dunked on. It's not a big deal. Guess what, it is now!
     
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    I agree that LeBron is a prick. He is talented and all but if you can't take the fact that you got dunked on stop playing basketball.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Heard a lot of talk about this on Colin Cowherd's show on ESPN radio

    I thought it was funny :p

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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    LBJ is much like I saw Kobe early on. I believe Kobe has grown up quite a bit and I attributed much of his sportsmanship or lack thereof to be because of his age and how quickly and seemingly easy it was for him to get where he got. However, LBJ just stinks of BS. The NBA does not need this guy, there are handfuls of high school and college players out there that can probably do what LBJ does with a better attitude.
     
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    Lebron has been marketed well for someone who has won nothing

    Now it looks like he will be shut out of going to New York next year (salary cap restrictions and projections from the NBA). If that is the case, he will most likely stay in Cleveland. Hiring Shaq to come in and win a championship for "the King" is laughable to me.

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  7. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Those cameramen are stupid. I would have laughed in the nike rep's face if they tried to take one of my tapes.
     
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    Maybe they received a handsome return. They are really stupid if they didn't. It may worth at least a six-figure now.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It may not have been that simple

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  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Mac's right.

    By that statement, if they violated a rule, they cannot maintain ownership of the tapes. Its a great coincidence for Nike. Its their story and they're sticking to it.

    Also, isn't Lebron that famous tennis player? How do you get dunked on in tennis?
     
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    I dunked on LBJ, but once again, he confiscated all the proof. Baby.
     
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    You're joking, right?:eek:
     
  13. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Do you really need to ask that question? Do you read any of my posts?
    I know he doesn't play tennis. He's that famous soccer player from Italy right? Oh how I love to watch him run across the field in all his majestic glory. He really is a great addition to the Italian team. They've got a real shot this year.
     
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    We're not talking about Luca Toni here haha..

    But yea he's a little crybaby, but thats because he's young and spoiled by the league/media.
     
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    No there aren't.
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Apparently there is one at Xavier
    My bad... that isn't HS ;)

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  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You don't think there is anyone who can match LBJ?
    My guess is there is a tape proving otherwise. ;)
     
  18. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Haha. For one play :p


    Even I can hit a jumper over a Division 1 NCAA player...


    But in all seriousness, I don't think we'll ever see someone like LBJ. There's never been anyone like him in basketball before.
     
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    Michael Jordan ring a bell?

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  20. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    Even Kobe in this younger days. But LBJ has to prove himself, something that MJ did many times. (Although it took him a while!)
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Umm yes.

    And it has been mentioned above. MJ and as much as I don't care for Kobe ... Kobe.
     
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    LeBron needs to actually DO something (insert "ring" here)

    MJ has them in abundance
    So does Kobe

    LeBron... not so much as a sniff

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    Wow.

    That was one wrong statement.

    Are you talking only Power Forwards? Even then, there's a lot of legends that are a LOT better than Bron Bron.
     
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    All of your reasons are good ones - but he lost me last fall when he was going on and on about becoming a free agent in 2010 (18 months into the future) and getting into a war of words with Charles Barkley about it.

    He's a f*****g punk-a** crybaby.

    Don't forget Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, George Mikan and many others...my, how quickly we forget.
     
  25. zioxide macrumors 603

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    I read a bunch of different reports about this "rule". I'm pretty sure it's ********.

    If nike wasn't cool with taping, why didn't they say something for the 2+ hours they were playing the games and taping them? They only wait until after and then take the tapes?

    If I was one of those camera men, there's no way in hell I'm giving up that tape.


    On another note, until LeBron wins at least one ring, he shouldn't even be mentioned in the same breath as greats such as MJ, Bird, Russell, etc. And he's definitely not "the king". You can't be the king if you don't have any rings.
     

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