Wisconsin YouTube star Tristan Jass played a game against Racine and Mount Pleasant police. A clip of the video went viral (Photo: Submitted)
Wisconsin YouTuber Tristan Jass has gained internet fame over the years for his basketball skills.
His most recent video, released on Saturday, was no exception. But a Racine police officer’s failed attempt to block Jass’ dunk may have made the video a little more popular than others.
The match happened because Mount Pleasant Police Officer Mal Kelly invited Jass to Mount Pleasant’s Community Oriented Policing house at 2237 Mead St.
“I saw he posted on his Instagram page that he played against an actor cop and thought he should play against us,” Kelly said. “He’s good with community involvement, so I thought it would be fun.”
Jass accepted the offer and played a game of “King of the Court” against Kelly, two Racine police officers and a friend of Jass’.
A YouTube video of the game uploaded to Jass’ page has over 350,000 views. It’s titled “I posterized a cop!” (A.K.A. Jass dunked on a cop who tried to defend him, making a poster perfect moment for Jass).
Jass definitely was not lying about that.
The “posterizing” moment comes in about eight minutes into the 13 minute video when a Racine police officer jumps to block Jass’ dunk.
Jass was able to jump just a little higher than the cop and slammed the ball into the basket, and the cop fell backward, making the shot look more dramatic.
A clip of the moment has gone viral on various social media pages, including ESPN’s SportsCenter.
SportsCenter shared the clip with the caption “The long arm of the law couldn’t stop this dunk.” The clip has over 2 million views on Facebook.
Jass’ Instagram post of the same clip has almost 1 million views after two days.
Jass ended up winning the “King of the Court” game they played, but the cops were able to get a few dunks on the point guard from Tremper High School.
“It was fun,” Kelly said. “From that day we had been talking we want to plan other events in the community. … I think that was a great way to impact some kids in the area.”
Check out the full video here:
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