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Zion Williamson bounced a defender several feet into the air in a Derrick Henry-esque highlight

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Zion Williamson scores over Derrick Favors. Rick Bowmer/AP Images
  • Zion Williamson on Tuesday made an impressive layup through contact over Utah Jazz big man Derrick Favors.

  • Favors went up to challenge Williamson’s shot, took contact in the air, and went flying back.

  • Much of the NBA world was impressed by Williamson’s strength, comparing him to Titans running back Derrick Henry.

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Zion Williamson’s strength and athleticism are on another level, even for veteran NBA defenders.

Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors learned this the hard way on Tuesday.

During the first quarter between the Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans, Williamson took a hand-off at the three-point arc, drove into the paint, and leapt toward the basket. Favors, who is listed at 6-foot-8, 265 lb, jumped straight up to contest Williamson’s shot.

Williamson plowed into Favors, sending him several feet into the air and backward, and

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Five angles of Derrick Henry stiff arm of Josh Norman

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) knocks down Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) in the first half of an NFL football game Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds, so one would think throwing him to the ground would be no easy task.

But Titans running back Derrick Henry stiff-armed Norman during Tuesday night’s game and simply Sell your house fast jacksonville tossed Norman aside. Norman’s body was parallel to the ground in the air, which is not ideal for tackling.

“I have been doing too many curls,” Henry told NFL.com after the Titans’ 42-16 win. “I have to lay off the arms.”

The play must have been a photographer’s dream. Here are five great photos of the stiff-arm, starting with this one from Twitter user Ty

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