Julio Jones, DMC Share History on Basketball Court

Back in the day, two of the NFL and NBA's biggest stars faced off on the hardwood.
by Shahbaz Khan
Managing Editor, Digital

Before Julio Jones shined under the spotlight of one of sports biggest nights, the Atlanta Falcons star was also a high school basketball prodigy.

An Alabama native much like Kings All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, Jones once faced off against Cousins and his LeFlore High School team for a district playoff game.

While the final result was unclear, one takeaway from the matchup remains to this day. The audio of commenters reacting to a monster putback jam by the now Super Bowl ready receiver.

"Julio could fly," said Julio’s high school play-by-play commentators to Bleacher Report. "Literally…It was like he had wings and flew down from the rafters and put it back."

Hear their call of the epic slam below.

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