Christian Pulisic is back with Borussia Dortmund after spending part of his winter break back in the United States, and part of his preparation for the second half of the Bundesliga season appears to be … basketball?
Well, not exactly, but Pulisic showed off his hops at a Borussia Dortmund training facility, dunking – or at least coming close to dunking – on a basketball hoop that is attached to a wall:
5'8" Christian Pulisic can dunk!
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 2, 2018
That’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the background: “The number 22, Christiaaaaan Pulisiiiiiic! … Gooooooooooooool!”
Pulisic is somewhere between 5-foot-8, his listed height on Borussia Dortmund’s website, and 5-foot-10, according to Pulisic himself on Twitter. Either way, this is pretty impressive athleticism – though it is very unclear if that’s a 10-foot rim.
Pulisic, at least before he was a first-team regular at Dortmund, had been known to take part in the occasional pickup basketball game. He is also a big LeBron James fan, and recently called LeBron his “biggest inspiration.”
— Christian Pulisic (@cpulisic_10) December 30, 2017
If only our best athletes played soc— wait, what? Oh, yeah, that’s right.