Christian Pulisic—the wonderteen, the nation’s best and most favored soccer man, an elite athlete blessed with speed and agility and hops we don’t normally associate with slight, diminutive whiteboys—had himself a (mostly) great 2017. To commemorate his metaphorical ascent to the heights of the sporting world, he posted a video of himself on Instagram literally soaring to the upper reaches of the atmosphere. In it, he can be seen stepping onto a training room basketball court, propelling his 5-foot-10 frame high into the air, stretching out his arm as far as it would go, and jamming the ball through what is definitely and without question a regulation 10-foot rim:
An awesome, totally valid, highlight truther-proof dunk. And yeah, Ronaldo could definitely do it, too.