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6 of the best basketball shots ever:

Trick shot from feet

Okay, let’s begin with the classic trick shot: it looks spectacular, takes a lot of skill, and takes a lot of practice to make it work. However, once it has worked, the final results are spectacular and absolutely worth it!

In this video, we see a young guy – with a broken wrist – attempt to throw a basketball backwards into a hoop 20 meters away while doing a backflip on a trampoline. Sounds confusing? Take a look at the video below if you don’t believe it!

The world record highest basketball shot:

Sinking one from twenty meters away on a trampoline with your feet? Alright that’s cool and takes a lot of skill and a lot of luck. But what about sinking one from 180 meters high off the top of one of the highest dams in the world? That’s exactly what Australian stunt group How Ridiculous did just a few weeks ago.

They travelled to the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland to attempt to break the world record for the highest basketball shot. Not only did they do it, they did it on just the third attempt! This is a shot which has to be seen to be believed.

Full court shot:

This is one of those classic shots which everyone dreams of sinking at some point in their life. There I a couple of seconds left on the clock, and the opposition is lined up on the free throw line with two free shots. The first shot goes in, and your team is now two points behind. The second shot misses, you manage to grab the rebound, and you launch it the full length of the court to have it go through for three points – and win the game for your team! The celebration says it all.

Some people practice for hours to get a shot like this in, and others never manage it. It is spectacular for a number of reasons: it takes a lot of strength to throw a ball that far, that accurately, and under that much pressure.

Missed dunk

Okay, so this isn’t one of the best shots ever, but it is probably one of the best MISSED shots ever! Watch as a young basketball star sets himself up for a spectacular dunk, only to fail dismally and smash the ball into the edge of the ring. I don’t think you could find a worse or most spectacular missed shot anywhere if you tried!

Messy landing

American basketballer Adam Waddell found himself in an awkward position after going a little hard for the ring. He claimed the rebounding ball and took off down the court with no one in front of him. However, he tried a little hard and decided not to slow down when he reached the hoop, instead going up for the dunk at full speed. This ends badly. Although the ball goes in, Waddell finds himself propelled in a backflip type movement, ending up sprawled on the floor.

The perfect alley-oop

The alley-oop is one of the most spectacular moves in basketball, especially when performed smoothly and with skill. Watch as the ball is passed across the D by the first of three players involved in the sequence. The second players grabs it and puts it up under the ring to the third player, who sends it swishing through the hoop. Every part of this sequence of movements is smooth and seemingly practiced and rehearsed, but it is completed in the heat of a game! Watch the video below for more proof!