Just for a moment in tonight’s Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo forgot what sport he was playing.

Perhaps paying tribute to the recently retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant, Cristiano Ronaldo jumped at the back post to slam dunk a cross into Joe Hart’s goal.

Having failed to beat Hart on a number of occasions with your traditional footballing attempts, the former Manchester United star attempted a different method but the referee was having none of it.

With his side leading 1-0 on aggregate, Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly got away without a booking because he was miles offside.

See some of the best jokes and tweets on Ronaldo’s magnificent slam dunk below.

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