Corey ‘Thunder’ Law, the rookie star of the Harlem Globetrotters, smashed the Guinness World Record basketball throw on Thursday at the Phoenix Suns’ US Airways Arena.
He lobbed the ball a massive 109 feet and 9 inches from one end of the arena to the basket on the court smashing the existing record of 104 feet 7 inches by Elan Buller of Pepperdine University.
The 23-year-old Law succeeded over two other Harlem Globetrotters players who attempted the world record. When Law received the certificate recognizing his world record breaking attempt, he said:
“It’s definitely an honor. I can’t believe I broke a record on Guinness World Record Day! A shot, 109 feet, 9 inches. Awesome.”
Getting a basketball into a basket from that kind of distance is no mean feat. It takes a lot of talent and practice to be able to pull something like that off.
Many basketball players impress fans with massive dunks and long shots during games, but is anything as impressive as the world record breaking basketball throw that Law achieved?
Are you more impressed by skills shown on the court during a game or is this kind of long throw the type of thing that impresses you more?
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