Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sea otter slam dunks at Oregon Zoo for health reasons

Look out Blake Griffin. Move aside Terrence Ross. There’s a new NBA slam dunk champion in town and he resides at the Oregon Zoo. It’s Eddie the sea otter, who at the ripe old age of 15 years old has learned to slam dunk a basketball. And it’s all in the name of exercise and taming his arthritic elbows. Watch the incredible story from KPTV: News, Weather

"He's definitely got game," the zoo's Jenny DeGroot told KPTV. "Sea otters have incredible dexterity, so it makes sense Eddie would have this hidden talent. They're famous for using rocks as tools to crack open clams." 
Unfortunately, Eddie's dunking takes place behind the scenes at the zoo, so visitors can't see the Blake Griffin or Terrence Ross of the otter world. But perhaps the zoo will allow Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts a visit to see Eddie dunk; surely he'd be interested. 
Wrote KPTV: "Stotts majored in zoology at the University of Oklahoma." 

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