NBA Dunk Contest: Pat Connaughton with the Yelich-assist

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 15: Pat Connaughton #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks sets up Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2020 NBA All-Star - AT&T Slam Dunk Contest during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at the United Center on February 15, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 15: Pat Connaughton #24 of the Milwaukee Bucks sets up Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2020 NBA All-Star - AT&T Slam Dunk Contest during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at the United Center on February 15, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Milwaukee Brewers’ superstar OF Christian Yelich accepted Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton’s invitation to the NBA Dunk Contest.

After being invited to the NBA Dunk Contest in Chicago, Milwaukee Brewers OF Christian Yelich showed up to be a prop for fellow Milwaukee Bucks forward Pat Connaughton. Yelich played the role perfectly holding the ball over his head while Connaughton easily cleared him.

Connaughton, who used to be an interesting MLB prospect himself, was wearing the “White Man Can’t Jump” special. Ultimately, the dunk was electric but only got a 45/50 score from the judges which wasn’t enough for him to move on to the finals.

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Is a 45/50 too low for having the MLB MVP in the dunk contest?

As a baseball fan, the answer is obviously hell yes. Maybe the Judges would have been more impressed if Yelich had been more involved and showing his own athleticism.

Either way, Yelich likely won’t be back unless Giannis or someone else from Milwaukee decides to participate.

One thing is for certain though, Connaughton was the only NBA dunk contest participant to dunk over two MVPs as his follow-up was dunking on teammate and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is just a tad taller than Yelich.

If Connaughton or Giannis gets bored in the offseason, they could be the Brewers’ 26th man with a specialty of robbing home runs.

As good as Connaughton’s dunk over Yelich was, this isn’t the first time Yelich has found himself on a poster. During a post-game interview when Yelich was with the Miami Marlins, someone snuck behind him and Dee Gordon did this:

Sure it wasn’t a regulation hoop but Dee Gordon just played an entire 9 innings of baseball and still managed to go over the unsuspecting Yelich. What Pat Connaughton did was incredibly impressive but the question is who had the better dunk over Yelich, Dee Gordon or Pat Connaughton?