It'll be a surprise if Amir Johnson is active for a single game in the playoffs, let alone plays a meaningful minute, but that doesn't mean that he's not making the news. Joanne Gerstner from the Detroit News reports:
For Pistons rookie Amir Johnson , it was no big deal. But it was a different story for everybody else witnessing Tuesday's practice.
Johnson, who turned 19 on Monday, leapfrogged unsuspecting Pistons coach Kevin Wilson .
Johnson, who is 6-foot-9, came behind Wilson, put his hands on his shoulders, and jumped straight over an unbowed Wilson with ease. Johnson had enough clearance to get his baggy shorts well over Wilson's head.
And Wilson is 6-4.
"That was pretty impressive," Wilson said, laughing. "I'm glad he made it, otherwise I would be pretty unhappy with him crashing down on top of me."
We've already discussed this kid's amazing athelticism, but in case you missed it, here are some clips of him in a McDonalds All-American High School Slam Dunk contest.
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