Harlem Globetrotter Sets World Record for Longest Backward Shot

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Setting world records is nothing new to Thunder Hall of the Harlem Globetrotters. Last year Hall set the Guinness World Record for the longest basketball shot, which was made from a distance of 109 feet 9 inches. This year Hall decided to outdo himself with a backward shot.

Not only did he shatter the old record of 72 feet 2 inches, but he did it by setting it 10 feet farther, coming in at 82 feet 2 inches. And it’s all on video.

The record-breaking shot on Wednesday at the US Airways Center in Phoenix was confirmed by a representative from Guinness who was on-site to see the event unfold. “Congratulations, Thunder, you are officially amazing,” the representative said after handing Law his verification plaque.


“This is an unbelievable experience,” Law said. “My first one was unbelievable, but this definitely tops it.”

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