Above all else, the latest trend in hoops is fun to watch.
Before every tip-off is the standard pregame layup drill that players use to warm up for 48 minutes of action-packed basketball. If guards are not trying to display their best "jellyfam" layup package, they tend to practice their long-range shooting by pulling up 35-to-40-footers. Big men do the same thing but add power dunks to the mix. But today’s teams are diversifying what they bring to the layup line.
A new eye-popping trend in which a single player dunks the ball while his teammates, in perfect synchrony, jump with him—is slowly growing to become an exciting basketball phenomenon. It gets players extra amped up for the game while creating a reason for fans to show up early to enjoy the show.