Josh Norman gets posterized by Kyle O’Quinn in celebrity basketball game
Josh Norman is a terrific defender on the football field. Those skills do not translate well to the basketball court.
Josh Norman is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. The No. 1 corner of the Washington Redskins, Norman has had back to back excellent seasons, and definitely is one of the better defenders in the league. He is well-known for his ability to break up passes and make interceptions.
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However, on the basketball court, Norman appears to be at a bit of a disadvantage. Norman recently participated in Kam Chancellor‘s annual Bam Bam’s Spring Jam Celebrity Basketball Game that took place in Norfolk, Virginia. In the game, Norman made the mistake of attempting to block a dunk by NBA player Kyle O’Quinn. It went just about as expected, as can be seen in this video.
Needless to say, that is not a defensive play that Norman will look to put on his highlight reel.
The first mistake Norman made was attempting to get in the way of O’Quinn. The New York Knicks center stands at 6-foot-10 and 250 pounds. By comparison, Norman is an even 6-feet and 203 pounds. That is not exactly a fair matchup from a size standpoint.
Still, Norman tried to use his speed to get in front of O’Quinn. He came close, but banking on a possible charge call in a celebrity All-Star game was a risky move. It was always unlikely that the refs would make a call, especially given that O’Quinn is a hometown favorite, as he played his college basketball at Norfolk State. After all, the home time usually gets the benefit of the doubt.
That said, Norman’s effort cannot be faulted. He did come screaming down the court in an attempt to challenge a shot that he only had a minuscule chance of effecting. That shows dedication. The same dedication that Redskins fans are accustomed to seeing week in and week out from their star player.
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Norman will continue to show this same sort of tenacity on the field, court, or wherever he may be competing. That is what makes him such a terrific player. He always gives 110 percent, whether its during a playoff game or during a celebrity basketball game. That’s what makes him such a great player.