Long prior to Julio Jones was an All-Pro receiver for the Falcons– prior to he was an other-wordly skill at Alabama, even– he was a transcendent, multi-sport star at Foley (Ala.) High School.
Unsurprisingly, the abilities that have actually made Jones a beast to cover in the NFL made him a likewise troublesome gamer on the hardcourt. Simply ask DeMarcus Cousins.
Cousins– playing Andre Drummond in the ‘NBA2K’ Competition on Monday– was asked to pass on the craziest dunk- on he ‘d ever seen. Rather of noting himself or a number of other NBA super stars, he chose a put-back dunk byJones The insane part? It took place while he and Jones were still in high school (and, no, Cousins wasn’t on the getting end of it).
“That was by far the craziest dunk,” Cousins stated. “It was sick.”
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The dunk– which took place in a conference in between Jones’ Foley team and Cousins’ LeFlore Magnet High School– was obviously so outrageous that LeFlore trainees stormed the court, requiring authorities to stop briefly the game to might bring back order. From a 2017 Bleacher Report function:
The dunk was so vicious, so unbelievable, the LeFlore trainees stormed onto the court in chaos. An audio file of the broadcast has actually endured, and the scene is plainly Juliochaos, with Watson, Stewart and a chorus of fans all in pure pandemonium. Authorities were required to stop the game for more than 5 minutes just to get everybody under control.
Neither (play- by play commentator Clark Watson) nor (Foley director of football operations Todd Stewart) keeps in mind Jones’ releasing point.
They just saw him land.
“I don’t know where the heck he came from,” Stewart states. “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 whatever Cousins stated about it:
Ends Up a 6-3, 220- pound all-world professional athlete with 38 1/2-inch vertical can be proficient at any sport they desire. Who understood?