The Skeptical Teacher

Musings of a science teacher & skeptic in an age of woo.

World’s Longest Basketball Shot?

Posted by mattusmaximus on September 23, 2009

Okay, I just couldn’t pass this one up… I saw this video today on Yahoo Sports where they claim to show recent footage of the world’s longest basketball shot. I’m a bit skeptical, because such videos have been released to the Internet before and many are found to be digitally altered or tweaked.  So it’s tough to take something like this at face value.

But I’m willing to be convinced – most especially because, if true, it’s a pretty damn cool feat!  And it does make sense that, given enough attempts, something like this could be done – there is, after all, nothing in the laws of physics which would prevent it.  With that, here are two videos showing the claimed shot…

So, my fellow skeptics, what do you think?  Real or fake?  Let the games begin! 🙂

3 Responses to “World’s Longest Basketball Shot?”

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  2. Josh said

    If “edited” = “fake”, then I’d say fake. Firstly, I know that this has been done in soccer commercials. Secondly, they are aggies.😮

  3. anaglyph said

    There’s no real reason it couldn’t be real. They could stand there all day and do it over and over again until they got it – we’re not seeing the possible thousands of misses…

    Having said that, there are a whole bunch of football videos doing the rounds which are certainly fake, and they’re done in a similar manner.

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