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A Third Shooter In LeBron Tape?

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 11:01 AM ET
LeBron James
LeBron James
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There aren't many off the court stories that got as much buzz as the LeBron James Dunk Tape story.

But we thought the dunk by Xavier's Jordan Crawford over the Cleveland Cavaliers star might never see the light of day because Nike confiscated the video of the two people who caught the dunk on tape.

Silly us.

TMZ now says that they have the tape and will release it at 6:45 p.m. ET tonight.

We spoke to Ryan Miller, one of the people who got his tape snatched. Miller said that Nike took the tapes from him and another person who shot the video from a floor angle.

Miller says the that the freeze frame posted on TMZ's Web site suggests that there was a third cameraman who was shooting from the track that circles above the basketball court at the University of Akron's Rhodes Arena, where the event took place.

Miller said the TMZ pic is fuzzy, as if it was taken by a cell phone camera, but he says this could very well be the dunk.

Last week, online betting firm BetUS offered $50,000 for the tape.

As for what people can expect tonight, assuming the dunk is the real deal, Miller said it's hard to live up to the hype. "It was a good dunk," Miller said. "But it's hard to match expectations after this much publicity."

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