Larry Bird and Michael Jordan used to play a trick shot game for a bag of McDonald’s grub — “nothin’ but net” went the classic ad’s meme. But MJ and Bird would be starving if they had to play H-O-R-S-E against Derek Herron for their lunch. Even Steph Curry, who has taken long range bombing to a new level since Bird and Jordan retired, won’t want any part of this guy’s game. He’ll shoot it from the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland if he has to. That’s a 593-footer, if you’re counting. Which the Guinness Book of World Records is. The call it the record for the “highest” basketball shot.
The record for the longest shot is held by Elan Buller at a mere 121 feet, 6 inches. The Derek Herron shot beat out a record by a stunt performance troupe named Dude Perfect. Dude Perfect, it is assumed by people who follow such things, will reclaim it somehow soon.