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Nike Returning LeBron Dunk Tapes

7/24/2009 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LeBron JamesThey just did it -- Nike has finally decided to give back the tapes they confiscated showing LeBron James getting dunked on by a college kid.

Nike henchmen took the tapes from two accredited journalists moments after Xavier's Jordan Crawford threw it down on King James at his Nike sponsored summer skills camp earlier this month.

The decision to take the tapes ignited a huge controversy and speculation that the Swoosh didn't want LeBron, a huge Nike spokesperson, to be seen in a bad light.

Nike claims it only snatched the tapes based on a policy that no pickup games be filmed.

But now -- 2 days after TMZ released the first copy of the dunk -- Nike is finally doing the right thing. However, it's unclear when they will hand the tapes back to the journalists.

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1.

IcyPolls    

Who Owns # 23 ? Michael Jordan or Lebron James?

http://icypolls.com/Sports_Michael%20Jordan%20or%20Lebron%20James

1795 days ago
2.

nch    

I don't think Timberland is a world-wild Brand? It is only popular in U.S! Pity for American treasure!

1856 days ago
3.

Joe    

Who cares?

1884 days ago
4.

MM    

What the hell is the big deal about him getting dunked on!!! gezzzz i have been dunked on thousands of times. ITS PART OF BASKETBALLL!!!

1884 days ago
5.

cj    

Doesn't this fall in the category of .... Who gives a shi#@?

1884 days ago
6.

you must stupid    

Homies being proven as dumbasses yet again!! Here you got LeBitch acting like a black Hitler and now he's forced to eat crow, and then you have our racist President, along with his fellow racist Harvard professor buddy, calling LIBERAL cops in a LIBERAL town stupid and racist for doing their jobs!! No wonder Obama's approval ratings are sucking ass!!! I love it!!!

1884 days ago
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you must stupid    

1. Who cares?

Posted at 12:32PM on Jul 24th 2009 by Joe
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Obviously LeBitch and Nike did since they stole kids tapes to cover it up? What a moron

1884 days ago
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Conan    

What's the big deal about getting dunked on? You should ask LeBron and Nike that. This would have blown over a LONG time ago if they hadn't tried to hush hush it.

1884 days ago
9.

Peterson32    

Philip Knight is a jerk. Nike trying to confiscate these tapes proves it. Stop buying Nikes or any of their products and send Philip Knight the sweatshop mogul to the poor house.

1884 days ago
10.

bigman    

lebron you suck

1884 days ago
11.

Only marry foreign women    

TMZ already showed the tapes. Nike giving tapes back is PR fluff.

1884 days ago
12.

balls    

balls

1884 days ago
13.

NateGriffin    

baby want a bottle?

1. boo hoo
The term is imitation of the sound of someone crying or sobbing. It is often seen written, like in cartoon speech balloons. Less often, a person may say it aloud in an affected way to convey sadness or disappointment. Can be used sarcastically.

1884 days ago
14.

Whamo    

Hey BAWHAHAHAHAHAHHAA!!!.......Relax there man...I know Obama is to blame for everthing wrong in this world, I can't believe that he hasn't figured out the solution to world hunger in the 7 months he's been in power. I bet if Obama could walk on water you'd be the one saying.... LOOK HE CAN'T EVEN SWIM!!!

1884 days ago
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maggie    

Jesus people, not eveyrthing is a cover up. There's nothing notable about the footage anyway

1884 days ago
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