Indiana University fans won't be too happy to hear this, but now Xavier transfer play Jordan Crawford apparently took LeBron James to the hole ... hard ... during James' skills camp this week.
Crawford, who transferred out of the Kelvin Sampson mess at IU in 2007 and is eligible to play for the Musketeers this season, is serving as a counselor for LeBron's Skills Academy in hometown Akron. Apparently the Xavier 6-4 guard was manning up in a little pick-up game against the 6-8 Cleveland Cavaliers star and jammed on him - two-handed and with authority, according to witnesses.
We'll have to take the withness account for it as LeBron apparently had a little chat with Nike Senior Basketball Director Lynn Merritt right after the dunk and Merrit talked to several courtside cameramen who suddenly were unable to post any video of the play.
Slam Online has a diary running from high school baller Dwight Powell, an attendee at the camp, who tells it like this:
The final thing that we had today was the college scrimmage. While we were still playing, they showed up and started warming up to hit the floor as soon as we finished.
They were split into teams, and LeBron had his own team. In all the college player's eyes, I could see a little fire burning, with all of them itching to show what they have against arguably the best player in the world. One player in particular definitely left their mark in Jordan Crawford of Xavier. On an inbounds play, The King was a step slow, and Crawford put a two-hand dunk on him.
I was shocked, but nothing will change my opinion of King James. Jordan Crawford on the other hand has some bounce!
No word on whether King James offered a handshake after the game.