Rockies Outfielder Charlie Blackmon Hits Backwards Half-Court Shot

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Rockies Outfielder Charlie Blackmon Hits Backwards Half-Court Shot

Baseball Is Fun

Better known for patrolling the outfield in Denver and his pesky plate appearances, Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon was at a Nuggets game when he got a chance to chuck a basketball over his head from center court.

It’s the kind of thing you dream of doing as a kid – even if you’re a pro athlete in another sport – but you never actually expect the ball will go in.

Except … whoa:

Looks like someone’s got a future in the NBA!

… um, if the baseball thing stops working out, and if throwing the ball over your head backwards from mid-court becomes a useful shot in the NBA. Probably pretty hard to defend, at least.

And now I really want to see a video where Stephen Curry robs a homer in center field.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.