Newman turns on his act at Hisense Arena

Footy Show star Sam Newman provided the quarter-time entertainment for the Melbourne Tigers at Hisense Arena on Sunday.

Could he kick a football through the hoop from halfway? No, it swung left and fell off the backboard.

From the three-point line? Worse, it missed the lot.

Handball a goal from the free-throw line? No score.

How does a proud competitor respond? How does he show his athletic mettle?

With a running somersault, no less.

Hands down, feet up, and then a crash onto his backside.

What inspired you, Sam? "Stupidity. Sheer stupidity."

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