In honor of this morning’s incredible video of Mormon missionaries bringing the pain in what seems like an impromptu game somewhere in rural America, here are history’s seven greatest moments for Mormon basketball players.
7. The time this anonymous missionary YAMBOED at the rim in a pickup game.
Rim seems a little low. But that’s still some serious air.
6. Mark Madsen dropping the hammer on the Milwaukee Bucks with this surprisingly fluid move from the perimeter.
5. When Danny Ainge, who is 6’4”, cleanly tackled the 7’1” Tree Rollins after Rollins elbowed him in the head.
In 1983. Ainge of course also gets credit for being on one of the two or three best basketball teams of all time, the 1986 Celtics.