Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jordan Crawford’s dunk on LeBron James has finally surfaced on video.
And it’s disappointing.
The initial video was confiscated by Nike officials and reports out of the LeBron James Skills Academy were that Crawford, a guard at Xavier, threw one down so hard on King James, that the superstar was sent reeling backward.
It was an urban legend in the making. Crawford did interviews on ESPN. He was a star.
Precisely because the rest of us had never seen the dunk, we imagined how spectacular it might have been.
Now that it’s here for all of us to see, it’s plainly obvious that it wasn’t as spectacular as everyone made it out to be.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.