Video: Raptors’ James Johnson Makes Standing Backflip Look Easy

We might be able to do a somersault, and highly doubt we can perform an acceptable cartwheel. We’re also a man of relatively normal physical proportions. James Johnson isn’t. The Toronto Raptors forward stands 6-9 and 250 pounds, making us all the more ashamed that he can easily pull-off a standing backflip.

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A video posted by Landry Fields (@landry2fields) on Jan 20, 2015 at 2:53pm PST


Again: Johnson is 6-9, 250. Crazy.

Having said that, it’s not exactly surprising. A professional basketball player who has a second-degree blackbelt and undefeated MMA record that can also throw down dunks like this is obviously among the elite of elite athletes:


Obviously, we’re still impressed by Johnson’s acrobatics nonetheless.

What do you think?

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