Team Flight Brothers (TFB) is a group that has gained worldwide recognition due to the several highlight dunk videos viewed millions of times on the internet. TFB has recently compiled yet another highlight reel that, assuming it still needs to do so, is guaranteed to receive a million views.
This time, TFB members were not the prominent high-fliers in the article.
The exhibition game that took place in 1997 was hosted by NBA icon Magic Johnson, who was captured on camera. A dunk showdown broke out during what appeared to be the end of the game or a pause in the action.
Participants included a younger version of Kobe Bryant, a younger version of Ray Allen, Tracy McGrady, who had just been drafted into the NBA, Penny Hardaway, who was the champion of the Slam Dunk competition, Brent Barry, as well as Michael Finley, Jerry Stackhouse, and Stephon Marbury, who would go on to become future NBA All-Stars. Oh, and also included in it was a person named Charles O’Bannon.
According to TFB, acquiring the footage of the epic event required incredible effort (blood, sweat, and tears).
On its Facebook page, TFB commented, “Took me a long time (25 years) and hard work to acquire this footage.”
“Summer 1997, Magic Johnson’s midsummer night’s all-star game and one of the greatest dunk contests that have never been seen unless you were in the building.” “Summer 1997, Magic Johnson’s midsummer night’s all-star game and one of the greatest dunk contests.”
The accumulation of all the dunkers resulted in some pretty excellent jams, particularly when considering the era in which it was played. Kobe and T-Mac, on the other hand, were the two players who truly excelled at flying.
McGrady executed a two-handed, 360-degree double-pump jam with double pumps. Yes, it was the same one he used in the historic dunk contest 2000. The Black Mamba, on the other hand, was the show’s star. Kobe performed an off-the-bounce East Bay Funk Dunk while standing in the baseline. And as the finishing touch, he went for an elbow dunk in the style of Vince Carter.
Who was the first person to perform the elbow dunk? The TFB team offered some explanations.
“Kobe Bryant did NOT steal this dunk from Vince Carter,” the announcer said. The first recorded instance of an elbow dunk was performed by Roy Hinson back in 1986. TFB wrote that Barry Hardy and James Wilson were involved.Indeed, the group that boasts the top dunkers in the world is very knowledgeable in its field.