The internet’s newest sports meme is the Drive-By Dunk Challenge. Basically, a person makes sure they have a basketball in their car while they’re driving around. If they see an unattended basketball hoop in someone’s driveway or something, they pull over their car, run up to the hoop, dunk, get back in their car, and just go about the rest of their day.
The most notable person to make a submission into the Challenge is Pelicans big man Anthony Davis, but on Saturday, we got a submission from another basketball player that was way better. Celtics second-year forward Jaylen Brown was driving when he found two guys shooting around. Without any hesitation, he decided to make a video.
The best part is that Brown didn’t actually have a ball, he just stole the one that these guys were using and threw down. Plus Brown was acting like he scouted these two and saw that he could pull this off, based on the fact that he was laser focused on the pair from the time he turned onto their street.
Sure, this does kind of seem choreographed, but this was still fun. Especially because the guy under the hoop seemed like he thought it would be smart to play defense for a second. The good news is that if this wasn’t planned, the guy who thought to play defense can now tell his friends about the time he got dunked on by an NBA player.