DeMarcus Cousins says Julio Jones had craziest dunk he’s ever seen: ‘It was sick’

first_imgThe dunk was so vicious, so preposterous, the LeFlore students stormed onto the court in bedlam. An audio file of the broadcast has survived, and the scene is clearly Juliochaos, with Watson, Stewart and a chorus of fans all in pure pandemonium. Officials were forced to stop the game for more than five minutes simply to get everyone under control. Long before Julio Jones was an All-Pro receiver for the Falcons — before he was an other-wordly talent at Alabama, even — he was a transcendent, multi-sport star at Foley (Ala.) High School.Unsurprisingly, the skills that have made Jones a monster to cover in the NFL made him a similarly problematic player on the hardcourt. Just ask DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins — playing Andre Drummond in the ‘NBA2K’ Tournament on Monday — was asked to relay the craziest dunk-on he’d ever witnessed. Instead of listing himself or several other NBA superstars, he went with a put-back dunk by Jones. The crazy part? It occured while he and Jones were still in high school (and, no, Cousins wasn’t on the receiving end of it).”That was by far the craziest dunk,” Cousins said. “It was sick.”[email protected]_11 Mocap sesh? Need your dunk package in 2K21 👀— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) April 7, 2020MORE: ‘Hard Knocks’ reportedly planning L.A. double feature with Chargers, RamsThe dunk — which occurred in a meeting between Jones’ Foley team and Cousins’ LeFlore Magnet High School — was apparently so outrageous that LeFlore students stormed the court, forcing officials to pause the game to could restore order. From a 2017 Bleacher Report feature: Neither (play-by play announcer Clark Watson) nor (Foley director of football operations Todd Stewart) remembers Jones’ launching point.center_img “I don’t know where the heck he came from,” Stewart says. “He came from outer space. It was unbelievable. … Julio was like Superman. You expected to see a big ‘S’ on his shirt.”The audio file of the dunk matches everything Cousins said about it:Turns out a 6-3, 220-pound all-world athlete with 38 1/2-inch vertical can be good at any sport they want. Who knew? They only saw him land.last_img

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