Man Breaks World Record With 660-Foot Basketball Shot From A Waterfall

TheFumblePublished: January 22, 2018
Published: January 22, 2018

Australian YouTube Stars, self-named “How Ridiculous” traveled all the way to Africa to break the Guinness World Record of the Highest Basketball Shot… EVER! Back in 2016 they made a shot from 593.73 feet but of course this time, they tried to better it. Derek Herron climbed a mountain in South Africa and went for the Gold - 660 feet and 10 inches away from the basket. Here’s how he did.

We have seen trick shots before and quite similar to this one. Harlem Globetrotter Zeus McClurkin, who had never been chosen for basketball teams from the seventh to tenth grades, made the shot of his lifetime, when he sunk a basket from the roof of Madison Square Garden into a net on the ground and 120 feet away. Pretty awesome, right? The MSG is a pretty tall building. But what would he have done if he had to make that shot from the top of a waterfall?

Derek, harnessed to a safety rope (in case he made the plunge himself instead), made the shot. You will notice that the actual setup of the the shoot was equally as complex as the shot itself. Not to mention having someone to run and retrieve all those lost balls and bring them back up again.

And yes, before you ask, this has been recognized as the Greatest height from which a basketball is shot by the Guinness Book of World Records.

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