Watch a Harlem Globetrotter Make a 583-Foot Trick Shot (Video)

We have wind, gravity, and Globetrotter magic to thank for this trick shot

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Is it better to be lucky than good? You’ll never have to answer that question if you’re a Harlem Globetrotter, because you’re clearly both. Take Anthony “Buckets” Blakes, who made a trick shot from nearly 600 feet in the air.

Buckets made the shot off the roof of the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, a building that once held the record for the tallest observation tower in the U.S. until the Stratosphere Hotel was built in Las Vegas in 1996.

The Globetrotter had to wear a harness while leaning out over the railing to shoot at a basket 583 feet below. Amazingly, with the help of wind and gravity, the ball curved towards the basket and banked into the net.

Unfortunately for the Globetrotters, that spectacular shot won’t net them a world record. Just last month the Australian YouTube channel How Ridiculous set the record for the world’s tallest trick shot at the Mauvoisin Dam in Switzerland, beating the Globetrotters’ shot by just 10 feet.

Still, Buckets should be pretty proud of his feat. Just don’t tell him he faked it on the computer.