Usually when NBA players get a jump ball, you have a scenario where two tall dudes go up against each other. Sometimes there’s a mismatch, and the shorter player has to try to steal the ball away by getting a quicker jump.
But on Sunday, during a game between the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns, we got something different.
Thankfully for all of us, both Ulis and Thomas are athletic dudes and the inter-game competition didn’t disappoint.
Thomas won the tip, with the ball carefully falling to Boston’s Jae Crowder.
Former Celtics teammate Evan Turner loved it:
Of course, Ulis would go on to win the game with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer off a Thomas turnover.