So Now Nike Decides To Return The LeBron Tapes

The Swoosh has graciously decided to return the footage it confiscated from two journalists at the LeBron James Skills Academy, now that TMZ and eBaum Nation are a combined $8,000 poorer and the world has moved on. [AP] » 7/24/09 1:15pm 7/24/09 1:15pm

A Completely Different (And Much Clearer) Version Of The LeBron Dunk

Suddenly, there's an epidemic of videos of "The Dunk." Different angle and less underwater-y. Where has this been all month? I wonder how much eBaum had to pay for theirs? [eBaum Nation] » 7/22/09 5:00pm 7/22/09 5:00pm

TMZ Purchases LeBron Dunk Tape Before We Do

Yes. Purchased it. Because despite Nike's best efforts to keep this thing under wraps, another amateur videographer smart enough to not hand it over has been shopping it for weeks when it became apparent the world wanted to Witness. » 7/22/09 1:30pm 7/22/09 1:30pm

Kobe Bryant Bravely Declares He Will Not Be Dunked On By His…

The most appalling thing about the Nike Politburo's coverup of the LeBron dunk tape? Kobe Bryant, the league's foremost expert in the painstaking self-cultivation of one's image, gets to look sort of cool by comparison. Sort of. » 7/13/09 1:50pm 7/13/09 1:50pm

The "Free LeBron James Getting Posterized" Movement Gathers Steam

We all want to see the footage of LeBron getting dunked on, but Nike squirreled away the tapes in its secret underground Portland vault, and all we do is bitch. But the Internet's premier trolls actually did something about it. » 7/11/09 2:30pm 7/11/09 2:30pm

Swoosh Denies LBJ Dunk Cover-Up, Unconvincingly

The flash, apparently official: Nike is now making the implausible case that the two hapless videographers at the LeBron James Skills Academy had flouted a longstanding, super-inviolate "no videotaping" commandment and therefore had to be frisked. » 7/09/09 10:30am 7/09/09 10:30am

The Dunk Was "As Good As It Could've Been Hyped Up To Be"

Ryan Miller, the would-be Zapruder whose video of LeBron getting Tom Chambered was commandeered by a Nike goon, has offered a few more details about the incident. Namely: The dunk was awesome, and Bron-Bron was kind of a prick. » 7/08/09 5:45pm 7/08/09 5:45pm

LeBron Gets Dunked On; None Of Us Are Witnesses

Word out of the LeBron James Skills Academy is that Xavier's Jordan Crawford turned the camp's host into his own personal Fred Weis, the sort of moment for which God created YouTube. Then along came Nike to confiscate the evidence. » 7/08/09 11:00am 7/08/09 11:00am