Have You Seen This? 583-foot basketball shot off Tower of the Americas

Posted December 8, 2016

TOWER OF THE AMERICAS — I'll be the first to admit, basketball is not really my thing. I may have not ever watched a full basketball game in its entirety. I know, I know, shame on me.

Despite my unfortunate lack of basketball knowledge, I can recognize that this is definitely one of the most amazing shots of all time.

Yesterday was officially declared by the Harlem Globetrotters as the first ever "World Trick Shot Day." To celebrate, Globetrotter Buckets Blakes headed to the top of the 58-story Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas, to attempt what he calls the highest shot ever in North America.

After getting strapped into a harness for safety, Blakes walks out to a ledge on the tower's roof and shoots — into a basket that's 583 feet below him.

It doesn't look like he's going to make it as the ball falls seemingly forever, but then it starts getting closer and closer to the basket.

My jaw literally dropped when the video switches to a camera angle on the ground and you see that, unbelievably, the ball actually went through the hoop.

I'm still in awe that this is possible. I've watched over and over again, just trying to figure out how it happened. Anyway, watch the video, because it's a shot you really have to see to believe.


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