All eyes were on Brony James on Monday as the 2023 McDonald’s All-American Game festivities turned into the Powerade Jamfest.
The dunk contest has been a point of history for many basketball greats, from Vince Cater and Zion Williamson to Blake Griffin and, of course, LeBron James.
Last year’s event gained even more notoriety as South Carolina’s Ashlyn Watkins became the first female athlete to win the event.
Would it be Brony’s turn at the pinnacle of talent?
His over the rim display certainly made a statement.
BRONIE JAMES SLOW RACE. 🔥🔥
– Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) March 28, 2023
Act 2 had an assist from his brother, Bryce.
Brony James JUST GOT A BREAK FOR HIS BROTHER! pic.twitter.com/7eHdpjPZ4h
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson (@ScoopB) March 28, 2023
Sports center Next fell with a perfect combination of nostalgia…
It’s In The Genes 🧬 Brony James Gets Off To A Great Start In McDonald’s Slam Dunk Contest 😤 @McDAAG pic.twitter.com/cu7dWVNpkN
— SportsCenter NEXT (@SCNext) March 28, 2023
… but alas, Broni’s efforts ultimately fell short, with the Sierra Canyon (California) landmark needing multiple attempts to successfully complete his dunks.
He would finish in second place, just behind Duke commit Sean Stewart, which created an all-Blue Devils winner’s circle for the night.
Duke sweeps the competition tonight!
Jared McCain wins the race by 3 points
Sean Stewart wins the dunk contest
— Ryan Lohmen (@TheDukeNation) March 28, 2023
While history didn’t repeat itself, the possible shot at Slamfest glory was still fun to watch!
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