The moment Harlem Globetrotters star smashes world record basketball throw with incredible 109 feet, 9 inch shot

By Daily Mail Reporter

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Harlem Globetrotters rookie star Corey 'Thunder' Law smashed the world record basketball throw on Thursday, rocketing the ball into the hoop from 109 feet and 9 inches (33.45m) away.

The 23-year-old was standing deep in the seats at the opposite end of the Phoenix Suns' US Airways Arena when he hurled the ball home, beating the previous record by over five feet.

Two other Globetrotters attempted the feat and they took it in turns over an hour to try and get their names in record books. But only Law succeeded.

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Joy: Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters beat the record with 109 foot 9 inch basketball shot at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday

Joy: Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters beat the record with 109 foot 9 inch basketball shot at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday

Breath-taking: 'Thunder' Law hurls the ball the full length of the court and then some with this incredible shot

Breath-taking: 'Thunder' Law hurls the ball the full length of the court and then some with this incredible shot

When presented with a certificate marking the incredible throw, Law 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.'

The previous longest shot was launched by Pepperdine University player Elan Buller in 2011 and stood at 104 feet 7 inches.

 

Law, of Chesapeake, Virginia, stands at 6'3" and boasts a vertical leap of 44 inches. He joined the Globetrotters in June from High Point University in North Carolina.

This publicity is happier news for team than the last time they were in the news recently.

VIDEO: 'Thunder' Law smashes longest throw record

Traveling: The ball (top center) moving left to right looped high in the air before crashing through the basket

Traveling: The ball (top center) moving left to right looped high in the air before crashing through the basket

It's in! Two other Globetrotter attempted the record but only Law had any luck

It's in! Two other Globetrotter attempted the record but only Law had any luck

William 'Bull' Bullard narrowly avoided serious injury when he hung on the basket and the whole structure smashed down on him last Friday in Honduras.

The acrobatic star was treated on court among shattered glass as the crowd anxiously looked on.

Thankfully the Bullard was just treated for a gash on his head and a shoulder injury.

He came out to wave at the crowd and should be fit for action when the Globetrotters start a U.S. tour on December 26.

Horror: Fellow Globetrotter William 'Bull' Bullard narrowly avoided serious injury when he hung on the basket and the whole structure smashed down on him last Friday in Honduras

Horror: Fellow Globetrotter William 'Bull' Bullard narrowly avoided serious injury when he hung on the basket and the whole structure smashed down on him last Friday in Honduras

VIDEO: Acrobatic 'Bull' Bullard narrowly avoids serious injury

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Well done!!!

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This is like those idiots who throw basketballs off the top of buildings, etc. Throw it often enough and eventually it will go in.

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So I guess the Guinness Book has never heard of "Dude Perfect". Google them to see much longer shots, especially the one from the top of Reliant Stadium.

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