Viral Video: New World Record Basketball Shot (593 Feet)

In case you missed it, there’s yet another new world record for the longest basketball shot. But holy hell, it’s going to take some insane creativity and unparalleled patience to beat this.

A group of Aussies named How Ridiculous flew all the way to Switzerland in order to attempt a basketball from the top of the Mauvoisin Dam. It’s 180.968 meters in height, or 593.73 feet for us Americans. Derek Herron, who is part of the group, allegedly sunk the shot in just his third attempt. How ridiculous.

Of course this shot has spread across the internet like wild fire. The group is originally from Perth, Australia and have been doing this sort of thing for years. They first won the title for longest basketball shot in 2011 and have been battling back and forth with Dude Perfect ever since. Therefore, it’s hard to imagine this video was faked.


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.