‘Gronk Rebounding Like Prime Shaq’: NFL World Can’t Get Enough of Rob Gronkowski Balling Like an NBA All-Star

Published 09/23/2022, 3:46 AM EDT
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JULY 12: Rob Gronkowski attends the Ice Shaker’s Boats, Bottles, and Bros Media Event at The Tall Ship on July 12, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Lisa Dragani/Getty Images)

With each passing day, the former Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski proves that he is a multi-talented star. A recent video of his heroics went viral online where the four-time Super Bowl champion was doing some crazy stunts on the basketball court. Fans were in awe watching the Big Gronk breaking some ankles and putting the ball inside the basket like an NBA All-star.


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A few weeks ago, the football maverick was all over the court after he participated in the Monster Energy Big3 Celebrity Game.


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Some of the snippets from the event circulated online where Gronk wore a white jersey representing one of the teams. Former wide receiver Matt James, who was also a contestant on season 25 of The Bachelor, guarded him.

Gronk tactically approached the basket and drove right with a sudden spin and twist, a pump fake that confused James; after that, releasing the ball into the basket. The entire moment looked like it was a professional NBA game, and Gronkowski was the man orchestrating it.

Starting from anchoring a kids’ dance show to hosting the events, Gronkowski tried everything post-retirement. And guess what? He just nailed it. Being 6’6” tall, basketball seemed to be the next go-to option for Gronk.


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This year on June 21, he announced his retirement from the league once in for all. The veteran played for nine seasons with the New England Patriots and two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last season, he caught 89 passes for 802 yards and registered six touchdowns in 12 games. No doubt, a Hall of Fame title awaits him in the future.

NFL world reacts to Rob Gronkowski moving some legs on the basketball court

This offseason, Gronkowski, surprised the fans with several off-field antics. While everyone thought he would play next season, the veteran dropped a retirement bomb. But what’s more hilarious is realizing that he is connected with all other kinds of sports other than football.

One of the users said he was playing like Shaq.

Another user had a bizarre justification.

This user asked if it was Anthony Bennett!

Indeed seems like he was playing with the wrong ball.

For this user, it looked like WNBA.

Well, this user was a huge fan of Gronkowski.

Gronk is still the best even if it was not on football.


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While this user was confused by Gronk’s play.


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Although he vowed not to return, Rob Gronkowski’s long-time agent Drew Rosenhaus recently revealed that the tight end may return if Tom Brady asks for him in the mid-season. Something which he had done two years ago.

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Deepesh Nair

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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.