Le’Veon Bell is one of the NFL‘s up-and-coming stars and a reason the Pittsburgh Steelers had somewhat of a second-half resurgence in 2013. The rookie running back racked up over 850 rushing yards and eight touchdowns, but how successful would he be if he tried his hand at basketball?
Why am I asking this? Well, the big running back posted a video on his Instagram that had people wondering about his basketball skills and suggesting that a future in the NBA wouldn’t be too far off.
Watch as Bell throws down a killer reverse jam:
Yes, that’s the same 6-foot-1, 244-pound running back that bulldozed opponents this season on his way to the endzone. It’s pretty awesome to see such a thing of beauty of the basketball court performed by such a menacingly large individual who strikes fear into opponents on the football field.
In case you don’t know this already, Bell has showcased his vertical on the football field more often than not. Sure, he is a big, powerful back, but he has the great vision and body control that a smaller back would have.
In fact, check out the awesome hurdles that Bell has performed on NFL and college defenders in his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and in the past with the Michigan State Spartans:
This one was pretty good, too:
He has shown multiple times before that he can jump with the elite athletes in football and now he is showing that he can be the same beast on the basketball court.
Forget Russell Wilson, can Bell play two sports?
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