Nikola Pekovic Heaves Medicine Ball Into Stratosphere

Well, 15 rows into the stratosphere, anyway. According to the video’s info, this particular medicine ball weighs 3 pounds. That may seem light, but remember that a medicine ball is actually full of sand, not medicine. By comparison, a football is supposed to weigh about one pound unless Tom Brady says otherwise. (Or one human brain, but who’s counting?) Minnesota’s big man makes the exercise look simple, tossing what is more or less a free throw using a ball that weighs as much as a premature baby. Pek shoots freebies pretty well for a center, and maybe oddball stunts like this contribute to the unexpected skill. I’m still not letting him hold my baby or brain, though.


Top image: By Bobak Ha’Eri via Wikimedia Commons