WATCH: Prince Ali, What a Dunk by He, Ali-Ababwa!
The Disney movie Aladdin features the titular character befriending a hilarious genie voiced by Robin Williams, who grants him three wishes, one of which is to pose as a handsome prince named Prince Ali, complete with his own song and dance number.
Prince Ali, a UCLA guard who, unlike his movie counterpart, is a real person, had a mere two wishes on Thursday night...have a good game and beat Kentucky, the top-ranked team in the nation.
Both were granted.
Not only did Ali's Bruins top the Wildcats by an 87-77 final, but Ali immortalized himself on lockscreens and dorm rooms all across Los Angeles with a monstrous dunk that brought the historic Pauley Pavilion down, slamming it down over Kentucky's Alex Poythress, who has shown a tendency to throw down game changing dunks himself.
The 6'3 Ali would finish the game with 8 points in 12 minutes off the bench, en route to UCLA's showstopping win. With the win, the Bruins improved to 5-3 on the year.
To top things all off, Ali was able to draw a foul on the 6'8 Poythress, who ended up fouling out of the game as a result.
The Bruins return to action on Sunday night, where they'll take on Long Beach State.
Geoff Magliocchetti believes the best dunk in basketball history has to be Vince Carter's 2000 Olympics dunk. Agree or disagree on Twitter @GeoffMags5490.
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