Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports
Basketball players are often asked “Who would you most want to dunk on?” The responses are whom you would expect: either players on rival teams, all-time greats like LeBron or Kobe, or shot-blockers like Mutombo or Dwight Howard. But if asked “Who would you least like to dunk on?” and opened the question to non-players, a fair amount would probably say, “I don’t want to dunk on my mom.”
Miles Bridges is not of that belief.
The five-star prospect and verbal commit to Michigan State is a senior at Huntington Prep in West Virginia (the same high school that produced Andrew Wiggins and many other NBA players). Huntington recently held a dunk contest at their annual pre-season scrimmage. Bridges wanted to dunk over not one, but two people, and instead of choosing other players, other students, fans, cheerleaders, coaches, or anyone else; he chose his family. Bridges decided his best dunk in a dunk contest would be him posterizing both his mom and sister by jumping over them:
Well, you have to give Bridges points for originality because I don’t ever recall seeing “dunking over mom” as a dunk in previous contests. I’m just happy that the leap was clean and he didn’t accidentally kick his mom in the head as then this dunk contest could have turned into a public a– whooping.
MSU is hoping to see these kinds of dunks on opponents next year in East Lansing.