World's Farthest Basketball Shot


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Evan Sellers has a talent: he can sink basketball shots from enormous distances. In this video, Sellers is standing on top of the 134-foot platform in the statue of the Roman god Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama. The goal is about 150-180 feet from the base of the sculpture, making this possibly the farthest basketball shot ever recorded.

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In Greek mythology Vulcan is the god of fire and smithing. Iron and steel was the main industry in Birmingham for decades and the statue was built as a symbol of that. It is the largest cast-iron statue in the world. It is on top of Red Mountain, a rich source of iron ore and overlooks downtown Birmingham. Up until it's most recent restoration the Alabam DOT used it as a symbol for driver safety. It's torch glowed red when a fatality occurred on Alabama roadways and green when there had been none.
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It was still neat to see, Craig.

Though imagine how differently the video would come off if they were just nonchalant about him making it in. I would be astonished rather than merely neatified.
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However many it takes. How many did it take that guy? In high school gym class we would sometimes spend the whole period chucking basketballs at the hoop from the other end of the gym. Every once in a while it would go in. It wasn't skill, just dumb luck.
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