The Orlando Magic’s Cole Anthony and his dad, former NBA guard Greg Anthony, share a special relationship.
Publicly, in the basketball sphere, they’ve become a father-son viral sensation.
During the 2020 NBA Draft, held virtually the night of November 18 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the two huddled together waiting to hear Cole’s name called.
When he was selected with the 15th pick — Greg was chosen with the 12th pick in ‘91 — Cole poured his heart out on national television.
“I’m so passionate about this sport — this game,” he said on ESPN, through tears. “This is the best moment of my life right here.”
In Cole’s rookie season, on January 20, 2021, he drilled a deep buzzer-beater against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Greg, an NBA TV analyst, was caught on-air celebrating his son’s unforgettable shot with a fist pump.
“You’re riding the rollercoaster with him,” Greg said on NBA TV’s “Crunch Time.”
Now, Cole and Greg Anthony’s unique bond will be commemorated on NBA Top Shot. A Challenge Reward Moment, forever etched in time, is now up for grabs in the Rim Shakers Crafting Challenge.
Earning a Cole Anthony Rim Shakers Crafting Challenge Reward Moment requires 7 total Moments.
- Burn any 5 Rim Shakers Moments from the 2022 AT&T Slam Dunk contest, featuring jams from Obi Toppin, Juan Toscano-Anderson and Jalen Green. Get yours in the Marketplace.
- Burn any 2 Common NBA Dunk Moments. Get yours in the Marketplace.
In the highlight, paying homage, Cole wears Greg’s No. 50 Knicks jersey and a pair of winter boots while he soars through the air in Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse arena. Watch it here. Of course, Greg is right there under the hoop, holding the ball for Cole to windmill home.
Visit our Challenges page to Craft this special dunk to earn a Moment the Anthony family will cherish for a long time!