DALLAS – It was the “shot heard ’round the world,'” and a world record, set by one of our own Orlando Magic players.
On Saturday February 13, during NBA All-Star Jam Session in Dallas, Magic man Dwight Howard entered the Guinness Book of World Records by hitting the longest basketball shot while sitting down. After nailing one from half-court, Howard scooted back to 52 feet and six inches, flicked his wrist, and made history.
“I was just having fun. They asked me to do it before we got to Dallas, to ‘break your own record,’ and it was all in the wrist,” Howard told FOX 35. “I talked to Reggie Miller before it and he said just flick your wrist, and it worked.”
When asked if he would ever considere a side career as an actor, Howard said, “I’ve always wanted to be an actor.”