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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 at 9:45 am  |  47 responses

The LeBron Tape: Found!

You can’t stop TMZ, you can only hope to contain them: “The DUNK!!!! We got footage of THE DUNK!!!! You know what we’re talking about — the legendary moment where some virtually unknown college kid blasted a two-handed dunk right in King James’ FACE — at his very own LeBron James Summer basketball camp!!” (And of course, we’ll have the vid on this here site soon as it’s unveiled to the world.)

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  • Airswade

    FIRST!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Well, disregard my email to you then, Marcel!!!! Sucks we have to wait all day for this.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Breaking news: TMZ headquarters has been bombed. Suspect is seen running away in LBJ gear. Ironically, there is no footage of the explosion. Among the dozens of casualties, the tape has been destroyed.

  • http://adfji.com Jukai

    Apparently what we didn’t know is that, as Jordan Crawford is dunking on Lebron, he is screaming “KOBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE”

  • neaorin

    Thank heaven, finally we can all watch The Dunk (TM) and move on.

  • neaorin

    Also, that TMZ entry reads very much like the first comment posted right here.

  • Rich

    I’m still looking on youtube… nothing. TMZ better have it or they lose their credibility.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Emry DowningHall

    @Rich: TMZ has credibility?

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    even if they do reveal the dunk, tmz still needs to die

  • Rie

    @Emry

    Theyve broken ALOT of news stories…so id say so.

  • nicko

    erin andrews

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    The pic on the site makes LeBron look 5 foot taller than Crawford. He looks absolutely huge there. Think Iverson weaving under Shaq, or Earl Boykins against anyone.

  • FrenchKiss

    I wouldn’t like to be that dunk right now. It must be feeling the pressure to deliver.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    They also post a lot of broken “news” stories. Lets not continue this link exchange with TMZ SLAM! I didn’t care anymore after J.Crawford in one interview said it wasn’t a big deal, LeBron continued playing (played harder afterwards though) not rumored to storm off to find somebody to retrieve the tapes or whisper to the Nike people there running the event, and he didn’t understand the media fuss about it.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    So its probably going to disappoint and not live up to the hype.

  • FrenchKiss

    Unless it’s another Carter on Weiss type dunk. That was huge. That dunk was the reason the French didn’t follow you into the war in Iraq.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    The French don’t follow anyone into any wars, but I do get your sentiments.

  • Izzo

    ” I’m still looking on youtube… nothing. TMZ better have it or they lose their credibility.”

    ^
    Quote of the century.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Meh.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    God help us if the National Inquirer loses it’s credibility too…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com DP

    TMZ is a mess. but I fuggin love it. play wit it.

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    just got in from Kobe’s clinic in Singapore indoor stadium. Dude is BELOVED here. Every step he took was accompanied by screams/cheers etc. Also had a chance to talk to him before that (thanks to the peeps at Nike S’pore) and i must say he was charming and very nice to talk to. Might have to retire the “mambiatch” moniker (at least till the season starts). Fun night. And nope, none of the asian cats tried dunking on him. Wayyyyy too much in awe of the man.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The Mamba mesmerized Dark into being charmed. I have now cut Dark out of my circle of respected and beloved commenters.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Damn Dark, you actually said something half nice about Kobe. Armageddon must be near….

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    I thought the plan was for Dark to smack the ball or anything Kobe was holding out of his hands, then running like hell. For a proper example, see Snoop’s short lived MTV clip show – Doggy Fizzle Televizzle where he slapped the cups of coffee out of the beat cops’ hands then ran like hell – jumping fences and everything. Dark went to Singapore and got Snake charmed, sounds normal until the Kobe part – nothing is normal with Kobe.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    2 words, Dark: weak sauce.

  • Exile

    2 Points…

    1. TMZ is garbage.
    2. The Mamba has many weapons.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Alex

    tmz is a great example of whats wrong with the world in the 21st century but Oh!-M-G i have to say i am soo grateful for this. I don’t even care if its not a good dunk, I mean in some ways, the worse the better, it makes LeBron look more of the ‘LeChump’ he really is. Its him who makes Nike money not the otherway around and he could of easily told em where to go if they said they banned all the tapes over some lame little dunk. But I do hope its a 720 between the legs windmill reverse, a) for effect b) its never been done before

  • Rich

    Hold on Izzo. I was just saying they break news stories all the time. If they say they have the tape, they better bring it. Dude, you got that all wrong. I hate TMZ. I hate tabloids. But I will be watching later tonight to see if they have this footage.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com/shaemorin doyouwantmore

    I would like to read one bunch of comments that doesn’t turn into a convo about Kobe.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    @doyouwantmore, the post about basketball in India has some great comments: http://www.slamonline.com/online/other-ballers/international/2009/07/temple-of-bounce/

  • https://slamonline.com Allenp

    I need more info on Snoop slapping coffe cups out of cops hands.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The tape is now up!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Alex

    as expected it didnt live up to the hype mentally created by myself but still lol. lebron go taken to the cleaners, i dont think he was expecting the audacity of the youth to come driving down his throat. not a bad slam on a 6’8footer. and yes. more on snoop disrespecting the po-po

  • http://slamonline Negetivekreep

    Hey Ben, i wanted to tell you how you hit the nail on the head in your introductory peice on Kobe in the new ish.
    But it looks like Dark of all people! beat me to it. And thats saying something. very few of us can form an opinion on a pro athlete from actual 1 on 1 conversation. We only know what we see and even that can be swayed by backround noise,for the most part we rely on the journalist’s take. But no doubt when dealing with any major athlete after spending time with that person and convo your opinion is going to be adjusted good or bad.

  • http://www.alloutblitz.com Cordeazy

    watched the tape…in bed smoking cigarette now. satisfying enough.

  • Josh D

    Wander how they got it

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Wait, let me guess how this situation will pan out: Tape mysteriously found. LeBron explains to the press how he knew absolutely nothing about any tapes being confiscated and that he’s totally shocked something like that actually happened. Then he apologizes to the kid and comes out the good guy once again. Sternbot giggles.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Teddy, how about he says nothing and doesn’t give a flying eff?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Can robots giggle?
    I don’t think Stockton ever giggled.
    Where is this ‘dunk’ video…?

  • that dude

    There’s a high def version of the dunk of ebaumnation.com. I can’t view the video though for some reason

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Oh come on Eboy. i don’t luv the guy, just saying he was very accomodating given the timeframe he had (1 day in Singa, being hustled from A – B by his Nike handlers). i had a good 5 minutes with him, and Kobe-hater or no, i’ve never spent more time with a bonafide Nba superstar except for Dirk and KG, and that was in a more relaxed setting. Don’t worry, still can’t stand him on the court. Though he did make one dude do a 17 (sideline sprints) in 90seconds, then just as the poor kid was coughing up a lung, he “lost count” and made him do it again. Audience went bananas on that one.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    @Blinguo, good one dude. but the only slapping that would have generated would have been on me from his 6-8 bodyguards. i wasn’t gonna try and antagonize those Martial Arts S’Porean machines watching my every move. sorry.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    I knew you weren’t going to go insane as per your responses from the thread you first mentioned it – to like Eboy and a few others’ suggestions. But Kobe still needs a payback neck slap from Chris Bosh (Tonight Show correspondent piece during ASG was it?). And sadly Doggy Fizzle Televizzle never got to DVD or even youtube, I think. Never checked youtube, but their official website was still up the last time I thought to check it, couple years ago. Forums were spam city like most non maintained sites.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Doggy Fizzle Televizzle was way ahead of it’s time…

  • http://slamonline Blaze

    Bron to Memphis. Graceland needs a new king.

  • http://yahoo.com looman40

    i have a feeling that once we see this dunk we are all gonna be disappointed and be like “that was it?” i could be wrong(and hopefully i am), but i just think that its not gonna be that great, esp with all the talk about it

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