Miles Bridges
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There have been plenty of jaw-dropping dunks during the Rising Stars Challenge, but Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges might have just delivered the dunk of the season. While most players rely on a teammate to pull off an alley-oop slam, Bridges found a way to do it himself.

As Team USA rolled in the third quarter, Bridges delivered the emphatic jam to bring the house down and cap off the comeback. He tossed the ball off the backboard from behind the free-throw line and then made the one-handed grab to throw down a one-man, alley-oop dunk.

We’ve seen some incredible dunks on Friday night with Ja Morant and Zion Williamson putting on a show. We’ve got to give it to Bridges though for this one-man effort that got everyone in Chicago on their feet in celebration. Bridges fell short in the Slam Dunk Contest in 2019, but let’s hope he gets a shot at redemption in the future.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick