LeBron Skills Academy Stories: LeBron Vs Stanley Johnson, DWade visits & no-shows
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As Point Guard U tweeted updates of what Stanley Johnson was doing against LeBron James – “Stanley Johnson is going at LeBron. Just hit a three on LeBron” – at the LeBron Skills Academy in Vegas yesterday, all I could think about was the infamous Nike confiscating footage story back in 2009, when Jordan Crawford dunked on James. All we have of yesterday’s battle between the California HS basketball King and King James are some 140 character teases and paparazzi like phone pics because video cameras were prohibited.
But the one-on-one match-up wasn’t the only story to come out of camp.
While hundreds of Cavs’ Fan(atic)s were parking their cars and waiting outside of LeBron’s Ohio house (pics below), because of a rumor that James was going to make a “decision” at 3:30 in the afternoon, Dwayne Wade flew out to Vegas to meet with LeBron at his camp. LeBron then skipped the 3rd of the 3 sessions of the Skills Academy and flew back to Miami with Wade (I wouldn’t read anything into that).
LeBron’s next stop is a trip to Brazil, so hopefully those media people and fans outside of his house in Ohio are notified so they don’t spend any more time wasting their time.