‘Drive-by Dunk Challenge’ is sweeping the nation

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Like most trendy things, the “Drive-by Dunk Challenge” was created by a teen. Now, it has swept the country as NBA stars, celebrities and college basketball icons have taken on the challenge.

The premise is pretty simple: Find a random driveway basketball hoop in your neighborhood and throw one down before the residents come out and scream foul. Have a friend video the dunk and post on social media.

The idea is genius because the finished product usually takes the viewer through a gamut of emotions — intrigue, suspense and ultimately laughter.

The origin of the DBDC traces its roots to t.currie, who with a July 18 post on Instagram began the summer dunkathon that’s sweeping the nation.


Now, everyone from NBA superstar Anthony Davis to Hall of Fame coach John Calipari is taking part in the “Drive-by Dunk Challenge.”

Check out some of the best “Drive-by Dunks:”

Not all “Drive-by Dunk Challenges” go so smoothly.

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