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Monday, July 04, 2011

LeBron only gets dunked on or dunks on campers from Detroit

Way back in 2009, seemingly eons prior to "The Decision," when LeBron James got dunked on by Xavier guard and Detroit native Jordan Crawford. Team Nike leaped onto the situation, quickly confiscating any video recording device in the vicinity.

Well, fast forward to this week, and it was James dunking on Troy 17 year old Evan Mahone in a game of lightning, or knockout, as they're calling it on the Internet. Much was made of the reparations: Autographed LeBron shoes.

This is what Mahone had to say on Facebook after the incident: "Got dunked on by Lebron :( but he gave me his shoes so its alll good broo ;)"
Popularity spreads fast. Mahone already has more than 1,500 friends as of Sunday night and his account is no longer accepting friend requests. It's safe to say he had a few hundred of those before the video leaked, but it's also safe to say several hundred more came with Mahone's 15 minutes of fame. I wonder how many people are going to pick up on the story once the preps season gets under way.


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