Miles Bridges called his shot.
Team USA trailed Team World 81-71 heading into halftime. Miles Bridges had only scored five points. With the teams in the locker room, he tweeted this:
Alright bet pic.twitter.com/ORGCh4F9Zp— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) February 15, 2020
For those unfamiliar, this is the universal sign of a gamer turning up the intensity and taking the game seriously. In other words, "it's on now."
He backed it up on the court, finishing with 20 points and some monster dunk contest-worthy throwdowns.
MILES ISN’T PLAYING AROUND #NBARisingStars pic.twitter.com/MVMhmy1T9U— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 15, 2020
Team USA rallied to blow Team World out in the second half en route to a 151-131 effort. For his efforts, Bridges was named the game's MVP.
USA Team wins and Miles Bridges receives the #NBARisingStars MVP! #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/7be4Z11sdX— 2020 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 15, 2020
This is a super important game and Miles Bridges winning the MVP is fantastic and we should all be super stoked about it. It's even better that he called his shot on Twitter.
It's a perfect start to All Star Weekend for the Hornets. Now we just need Devonte' Graham to take home the 3-point contest title.