DK Metcalf Stuns With Athleticism At Practice, NBA Game

By Terrance Turner

Feb. 17, 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – FEBRUARY 17: DK Metcalf #14 of Team Dwyane dunks the ball during Ruffles NBA All-Star Celebrity Game as part of 2023 NBA All Star Weekend on Friday, February 17, 2023 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2023 NBAE (Photo by Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf made headlines today with his incredible athleticism. Metcalf stunned viewers by making a fabulous one-handed catch in a viral video and scoring the first points in tonight’s Celebrity All-Star Game.

DK Metcalf frequently attracts attention for his enviable physique (6’4″, 225 lb.) and athletic ability. He ran a 4.33 40-yard dash and registered a 40.5-inch vertical jump at the NFL combine. Shortly after the combine, he gained national attention when a photo of him with Philadlephia Eagles receiver AJ Brown went viral.


One-Handed Grab

Earlier today, Metcalf started trending on Twitter thanks to a video of him practicing catches. But this wasn’t just another ordinary grab. The video shows Metcalf leaping in the air to catch a pass from a person not seen on the screen. When the ball came to him, Metcalf leaped in the air at what looked to be an impossible height, coming down with a one-handed grab as his legs stretched out. Some fans believed the feat was too good to be real. One USA TOday writer asked, “I mean, was this thing taken on the moon?’


All-Star Game

Tonight, Metcalf participated in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game, as part of NBA All-Star Weekend. He scored the first points of the game. According to Uproxx, “The Pro Bowl pass catcher got the ball in the open court and only had Diamond DeShields of the Dallas Wings standing between himself and the rim.” DeShields got out of his way, which cleared the path for Metcalf to throw down a one-handed dunk:


Metcalf had nine points and seven rebounds before he scored with another dunk. After being fouled in the fourth quarter, he hits a free throw to tie the game at 66. Then, with 4:12 left in the fourth, a player from Team Dwyane got a steal and threw to a wide-open Metcalf for a four-point dunk.


He slammed another dunk later. In the end, DK finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks. He was voted All-Star Game MVP.

“It feel great,” Metcalf said upon receiving the award. “I ain’t never thought I was gonna win.” He added: “It’s a blessing all around.”

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – AUGUST 18: DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks signs autographs before the preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Lumen Field on August 18, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jane Gershovich/Getty Images)
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