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Watch Nathan MacKinnon sink backward half-court shot

Avalanche forward makes incredible trick attempt at Nuggets practice facility

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If this whole hockey thing doesn't work out for Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, maybe the Denver Nuggets, or the Harlem Globetrotters, should give him a call.

In a video posted to Twitter, MacKinnon is shown standing at halfcourt of the Nuggets practice court, facing away from the basket. He launches a shot over his head and... swish!

Tweet from @kylekeefetv: He's pretty good at basketball too. @Mackinnon9 @Avalanche pic.twitter.com/lf5qa9SIKPMacKinnon was filming a spot with Altitude TV reporter Kyle Keefe who gave him a big post-shot hug.

Tweet from @Avalanche: Redemption would eventually be his. @kylekeefetv @Mackinnon9 pic.twitter.com/lcdHKAfXbL

Perhaps the most underrated part of the clip (no, not Nuggets mascot Rocky under the basket) is that MacKinnon, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is wearing the No. 27 jersey of Nuggets rookie guard Jamal Murray, the lone Canadian on Denver's roster.

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