It’s summer time. It’s warm. It’s a challenge just to get out of the residence.
Unless there’s a challenge.
Following inside the internet subculture of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the Mannequin Challenge, the ultra-modern on line craze is referred to as the Drive-By Dunk Challenge (#DriveByDunkChallenge).
It’s about as easy because it sounds. Cruise a neighborhood till you discover a basketball hoop, throw down your first-rate dunk, then go away. No damage, no foul.
It additionally facilitates to have a companion strolling video for indeniable proof of the deed, or in case some thing hilariously unscripted happens, like an indignant canine encouraging a failed dunker to depart at the back of his basketball.
So who might do this?
The assignment was began remaining week by means of Instagram user @t.Currie who published videos of his outstanding slams at random houses. The amusing speedy became taken up by way of some bigger names, including NBA gamers Anthony Davis and Jaylen Brown in addition to Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari and Boston Celtics govt Danny Ainge.
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Monday night time, UT Arlington basketball coach Scott Cross posted his video contribution on Twitter, and it turned into a smash.
Cross, who played at UTA from 1995-ninety eight earlier than turning into a educate, became headed to a children basketball recreation with his sons Tyler, nine, and Cody, 10, when he saw his possibility, and introduced a twist.
In the video, Tyler sprints up a neighbor’s driveway and crouches down close to the basket as dad leaps over him for the slam on a barely less-than-law-height basket.
Cross stated he wasn’t involved about jumping over his son — “he’s now not that tall” — however now not each person shared dad’s self belief.
“At first, neither considered one of my boys wanted to get out. They said they had been going to get harm,” Cross stated. “I informed them if I hurt you I’ll come up with $one hundred.”
Video modifying reduce out the primary dunk attempt, the one that resulted in Cody howling foul, protecting his head and demanding his bounty.
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“I might also have grazed his head with my shin,” Cross said, nevertheless now not totally satisfied.
After Tyler subbed in for his large brother, the next strive was actually a slam dunk. Challenge met.
Father and son then scurry back to their automobile at the same time as Lil Jon’s Throw It Up pumps within the background. Laughs ensue.
With this crossed off his bucket list, what check could be subsequent: “Dancing with the Stars?” “American Ninja Warrior?” “Survivor?”
“ ‘Survivor?’ ” Cross stated excitedly. “That’s constantly been one truth TV display that I stated ‘I suppose I ought to win that.’ My wife and I have watched that from the very first season. It sure could be a laugh to do but there’s now not lots of down time as a basketball train.”
Hey, don’t give up the dream. Just think of it as every other project.