Hawks stars A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith complete LeBron James and Dwayne Wade’s signature alley-oop basketball celebration in narrow win over rival Cowboys

By Tyrell Faster, Dailymail.com

Updated at 01:46 on November 6, 2023, 01:50 on November 6, 2023

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown continued his dominant season with a new touchdown celebration in their 28-23 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

After scoring a four-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter to put the Eagles up 28-17, Brown passed the ball to wideout DeVonta Smith and the two ran toward the goal post.

Smith then tossed the ball to Brown, who jumped into the air and caught the ball during an alley-oop on the basketball court.

After passing the ball to Brown, Smith ran with arms spread wide, seemingly recreating the iconic celebration that two NBA stars, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James, performed when they teamed up with the Miami Heat in 2010.

One notable difference between the two alley-oops is that Brown didn’t actually dunk the ball into the goal post, but instead faked a layup before releasing the ball to avoid a penalty.

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DeVonta Smith

If Brown had completed the alley-oop, he would have been at risk of receiving a penalty and a penalty for celebrating.

The NFL determined that dunking through the goalposts and using props during celebrations may be considered unsportsmanlike conduct because of the risk of moving the goalposts and delaying the game when reset.

Brown finished the game with seven catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.

So far this season, Brown has 60 receptions, 939 yards and five receiving touchdowns. He ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards, trailing only wideout Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins.

Smith, on the other hand, had three catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.

He caught 57 passes for 482 yards and three touchdowns throughout the season.

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