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Miles Bridges’ incredible dunk over Clint Capela had the Charlotte Hornets broadcaster spiraling.
In the early morning Sunday game, it’s usually hard for NBA players to look alive. Even in a pandemic-dominated world, where going out and enjoying the nightlife isn’t allowed by the league, it can be hard to get up for those earlier games when guys are used to playing later in the evening.
This Sunday, Charlotte Hornets wing Miles Bridges showed he had no problem getting up, and he made sure everyone in the building was awake after he did.
Late in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks, the Hornets secured an offensive rebound and got the ball to Bridges on the perimeter. The 23-year-old caught his defender closing out too strong and blew by him off the dribble. Hawks center Clint Capela stepped up to cut off his drive, but it was too late; Bridges had already elevated off of two feet, and at that point, all that was left was the subsequent burial and eulogy:
The only thing better than Miles Bridges’ dunk was the Hornets broadcaster’s call
While the poster dunk itself was obviously vicious and incredible, the only thing better than that baptism might have been the Hornets broadcaster on the call. Bridges’ monster jam had him hysterical, crying out in a loud voice, “A THUNDERBOLT BY BRIDGES!”
While early-morning NBA games are often lackadaisical affairs, this showdown between the Hornets and Hawks — even without Trae Young — was anything but. Atlanta was able to eke out the 105-101 win shorthanded thanks to Bogdan Bogdanovic’s 32 points, as well as 20 points and 15 rebounds from Capela, but the play of the game was Bridges’ detonation, hands down.
We’re just thankful no Capelas were seriously harmed in the making of this highlight.