Group breaks world record for tallest basketball shot

BY foxsports • June 14, 2015

By Robert Judin

Ever since YouTube took over what seems like 90 percent of our daily lives with mind-numbingly hilarious and addictive videos, society has adapted to become more starved for fame than before.

The world of sports changed as well. High school recruits started putting highlight reels on the internet. All of a sudden, we were able to see backflips while catching footballs or major league outfielders committing blooper after blooper. But one of the most obvious results has been the basketball trick shot.

It seems like everyone has tried to record themselves sinking that once-in-a-lifetime bucket just to throw it up on YouTube and get as many views as possible - praying for the video to go viral.

It’s more than just amateur hour for some. In fact, there’s one group who has consistently turned basketball trick shots into an art form. The Australian group “How Ridiculous” has broken the Guinness World Record for greatest height on a basketball shot. The previous records - both held by "How Ridiciulous - were 66.89 meters, set in 2011, and 91.1 meters in 2015.

Well, now it’s 2015, and the time has come for "How Ridiculous" to do it again. You can watch their record-breaking shot from 140 meters (459 feet) here. That’s basically a 46-storey building.

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