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Watch Deni Avdija throw out the first pitch for the Nationals

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On Thursday, Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija changed sports for a brief second and tried his hand at some baseball after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for the hometown Nationals.

The Nationals extended an invitation to Avdija last week and the ninth overall pick agreed to help them out prior to hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was met with a warm ovation from the crowd on hand prior to taking the mound.

Prior to throwing it out, Avdija took a second to position himself and then delivered the ball over the plate to pitcher Joe Ross to complete the exchange.

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Unfortunately, the presence of Avdija didn’t help the Nationals in the end. Washington gave up a grand slam in the fifth inning just prior to the game being called for rain as the Dodgers took the 6-2 victory for their sixth straight win.

At least his first pitch didn’t look like 50 Cent’s infamous throw in 2014…

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