Milwaukee Brewers superstar Christian Yelich made a surprise cameo at NBA All-Star weekend, as Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton leaped over him as part of his first dunk in the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest. Yelich talked to reporters at Brewers Spring Training on Sunday about the preparation he and Connaughton went through to pull off this dunk. At the same time, he clowned teammate Lorenzo Cain, who was a star basketball player in high school before he made the leap to baseball, claiming that his basketball skills are lacking.
Yelich was a prop for Connaughton's dunk that earned him a 45, as Connaughton jumped over Yelich while wearing a costume that made him look like Woody Harrelson's character in "White Men Can't Jump."
As impressive as this was from a creativity aspect, Connaughton did not make it into the finals, which ended up in a controversial victory for Derrick Jones Jr. over Aaron Gordon.
Cain better hope that this baseball thing works out for a few more years, as Yelich makes it seem like he has no shot at making it in anything basketball-related.