Team USA rallies to beat Team World in Rising Stars contest

Tanya Simon
February 16, 2020

During the NBA Rising Stars Game, he legitimately bent the rim with a ferocious dunk.

The 58-year-old former President showed up at at the All-Star NBA Cares event ahead of the game this weekend, ET Canada reports.

There was a poetic element to the triumphant slam, as Williamson caught the lob from Morant, who he had played alongside at AAU level before both progressed to college basketball and then the NBA.

"This could be No. 1", the New Orleans Pelicans forward said. "I don't know which dunk it was on, but I don't think it was me".

It wasn't the only Williamson dunk that brought the crowd to its feet Friday. It happened late in the first half, on an alley-oop off a between-the-legs feed from Ja Morant.

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Players wore patches featuring the numbers 2 and 24 surrounded by nine stars in honor of the Lakers great and his daughter, Gianna, who were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on January 26. 1 and 2 in the 2019 National Basketball Association draft - were AAU teammates in SC. Williamson said that meeting Obama has been one of his top life experiences thus far. He kept the game in the room, the players stepped aside to allow the eaves of the USA team. UU. "Tough pass, I got it there".

The only thing that would have made this dunk even better was if he did it over a defender.

Dunks were a theme throughout the night.

Zion's team U.S. beat the World in the game, 151-131. Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke led the way with six each. It was also an opportunity for Chicago fans to see Luka Doncic pull up over Young from half court. He appeared to tweet out some motivation at halftime.

"You shouldn't allow tweeting during [regular-season] games", Bridges said. It was more of going out there to play a little harder, and let's go have fun. "It's ironic that we came out and beat them by 20".

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