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Amid the ongoing quarantine, we've often heard that athletes are getting by just like we are during the COVID-19pandemic. They're forced to stay at home with their families, trying to ride out the storm away from the court, field or ice, where we're normally used to seeing them amaze us with their athletic abilities.Right now, they're just like us, right?Wrong.Case in point: this video from Maple Leafs star .A post shared by (@austonmatthews) on Apr 28, 2020 at 5:13pm Joe Smith Jersey
PDTYep, that's Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen setting up Matthews with a rooftop a sist on an alley-oop pool dunk.I don't know about you, but that doesn't look too similar to the daily routine I've fallen into over the past six weeks.The obviousdifference between Matthews and the rest of us would have Chauncey Billups Jersey
to be thegleaming, all-white mansion in Arizona that he calls home. From what you can see in the background of the video, it looks like a pretty sweet padtoquarantine in. Andersen, who is staying with Matthews after being unable to return home to Denmark, is probably just fine with the arrangements.Even fellow Maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell caughta bit of FOMOwhen he saw the clip."I love those guys, they're awesome," he said in a call with reporters on Thursday. "We've been texting once a week or soand Tracy McGrady Jersey
just staying in the loop and it looks like they're having a good time... I'm pretty jealous of Austin's setup. I wish I had that here in L.A. but I'll definitely be getting some laughs in with them soon."MORE: The second difference would be Matthews' technique. Nobody knows how many takes it took the pair to get it right, but they make the rooftop alley-oop look easy. The way Matthews Jerry Stackhouse Jersey
slams the ball down with conviction, sending it flying acro s the other side of the pool, is truly something to behold. Andersen deserves credit for the a sist as well, putting it on a dime for Matthews to finish.According to Andersen, the two Ersan Ilyasova Jersey
were planning on trying to do some hockey drills at Matthews' at-home sports court with the NHL season still on pause. Maybe they've been doing that off-camera, or maybe those plans got temporarily shelved in favor of working on these trick shots. Either way, it's clear they're using this free time to hone their talents in other sports besides hockey.So the next time you hear someone say athletes are "just like us" during this pandemic, just remember: they're not.