Jahlil Okafor holds a baseball, shows off massive hands


Back in February, a picture of former Duke basketball star Jahlil Okafor palming a basketball emerged and people went nuts over the sheer size of his appendages.

On Wednesday, another picture of the projected lottery pick holding a baseball made the rounds on social media. Needless to say, people are amazed again at the freak-of-nature size of the superstar’s hands.

Darren Rovell posted a photo from ESPN’s SportsNation that shows Okafor holding a baseball. Only, it doesn’t look like a baseball in the hands of Okafor. It looks like a golfball.

What? You don’t believe me?

See for yourself, but be warned. It may frighten young children or anyone who was scared of Andre the Giant as a kid.

OF course, with any phenomenal and unbelievable picture these days, people will automatically assume that the picture has been photoshopped. Well, here is the aforementioned picture from February.

I think I am more impressed by the fact that the basketball looks like something my one-year-old nephew would play with, not a NCAA regulation sized ball. I don’t know what gets put in the water in Durham, North Carolina, but whatever it is, I am sure it has something to do with Okafor’s hand size. Or genetics. Yeah, the latter is probably the safer bet.

I only hope that Okafor shows out this season and stays healthy to compete in the Slam Dunk contest that desperately needs some recharging. Maybe watching Okafor windmill two basketballs would get the audience into it next year.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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