During the second quarter of a Pennsylvania high school basketball game between Chester High and Imhotep Institute this past weekend, Arizona-bound Rondae Jefferson dribbles the length of the floor weaving through defenders, throws the ball off the glass to himself and slams it. The one-man fast break and self alley-oop finish drew a loud ovation from the crowd and earned Jefferson the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter’s top plays Tuesday morning.
Jefferson, who had campaigned the past two days on Twitter for ESPN to air his dunk, shared his excitement when the network finally showed it.
“Espn y’all,” Jefferson tweeted, “I made it!!!!!!”
Wow that was insane. Two things thought I find troubliing one the kid didn’t play team ball and was only interested in showing off his skills and two he campaigned to ESPN to have his dunk shown? What happened to just play well and word will get out with out self promotion? Cmon Man!
Great points Jerry! You’re right on both counts. This was a high school game. Imagine what this kid will be like when he’s on the Arizona Wildcats? Hopefully he will be coached more appropriately.
Corny as it seems, there is no ‘I’ in TEAM.