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Zach Randolph takes it a full 90 feet for the coast-to-coast score against the Raptors

Watch Z-Bo go coast to coast for the smooth finish against Toronto.

Zach Randolph catches a lot of flack for his perceived lack of athleticism. Perceived is the key word there. If you just look at the definition of the word "athletic," there's not really any argument over whether Z-Bo can be described as such:





of or relating to athletes or athletics.

"athletic events"

synonyms: sporting, sports; Olympic


physically strong, fit, and active.

"big, muscular, athletic boys"

synonyms: muscular, muscly, sturdy, strapping, well built, strong, powerful, robust, able-bodied, vigorous, hardy, lusty, hearty, brawny, burly, heavily built, broad-shouldered, Herculean

No where does the dictionary mention jumping. And in Zach's case, synonymity with brawny, broad-shouldered, and powerful almost makes his perceived non-athleticism seem ridiculous. We all know what it means when people talk about "nonathletes," but it's important to remember it's an extremely relative term; if you get paid to play a sport you are probably more athletic than 90% of the population.

Regardless of semantics , Randolph gave us some surefire, visual evidence of his athleticism against the Toronto Raptors. I present the Z-Bo Coast-to-Coast:

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(full screen GIF version for those who don't mind the wait time)