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These Kentucky fans’ house in Durham is famous thanks to Duke’s #DriveByDunkChallenge

Duke’s Grayson Allen celebrated a three-point basket during a game last season. He and a Blue Devils teammate completed the Drive-by Dunk Challenge at the home of a Kentucky fan.
Duke’s Grayson Allen celebrated a three-point basket during a game last season. He and a Blue Devils teammate completed the Drive-by Dunk Challenge at the home of a Kentucky fan. AP

Creative basketball players, coaches and fans on social media are adding new twists to the Drive-by Dunk Challenge every day now.

The latest comes from Durham, N.C. — home of Duke University — where a pair of Blue Devils executed an impressive alley-oop slam at the home of a Kentucky Wildcats fan.

The Duke players pulled up to the driveway of Kentucky natives David and Laura Ades, according to the Durham Herald-Sun. Grayson Allen then tossed an alley-oop pass through the car’s sun roof to Trevon Duval for the dunk.

The video quickly took off on social media.

“I was cracking up when my across-the-street neighbor said ‘Your house is famous,’” said David Ades, who went to high school in Lexington, Ky., and to college at Penn.

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Meanwhile, a collection of University of Kentucky players completed the challenge with a creative group-dunking display at the home of a Lexington resident.

Unlike their coach, John Calipari, who got away clean with his drive-by dunk last weekend, the UK players were caught in the act.

Lindsey Kertz of Lexington told Kentucky Sports Radio that her daughter spotted PJ Washington, Jonny David, Kevin Knox, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards executing their stunt, and the family went outside to meet the players, who stuck around for a group photo. Brad Calipari was apparently the man behind the camera.

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UK players Nick Richards, PJ Washington, Kevin Knox, Brad Calipari, Jarred Vanderbilt and Jonny David were caught in the act by a Lexington family as they completed the Drive-by Dunk Challenge. UK Athletics

Undeterred by their capture, the Wildcats were back at it later, dunking at another home.

If you’d like to see more from the Drive-by Dunk Challenge, visit Twitter or Instagram and type in the hashtag #DriveByDunkChallenge.

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