Basketball World Records

Basketball world records are where players dribble, shoot, spin and dunk their way to glory, often with an added element of difficulty. (Try juggling three basketballs while balancing a fourth on your forehead and you'll get the idea.) These records don't all require varsity-level experience, though - for a less challenging task, try beating the record for Most Images of Charles Barkley on a Cookie or Most Three-Pointers Missed By Five People In One Minute.

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Basketball Challenges

350 Records Found

00:47 United States

Most Times Circling Basketball Around Waist In 30 Seconds

Aaron O. Jones

Aaron Jones completed 56 basketball circulations around his waist in 30 seconds. Each circulation began and ended with the basketball in front of his body. tag:RecordSetterBook01

00:36 United States

Longest Time To Spin A Basketball On A Pinky While Wearing A 5-Foot Fake Mustache

Matt Parker

Matt Parker spun a basketball on his pinky for 11.14 seconds while wearing a 5-foot fake mustache. He set the record on July 1, 2009 in Cheraw, South Carolina. Chad Lee was present as a witness. tag:RecordSetterBook01

00:58 United States

Most 'Around The World' Basketball Dribbles In One Minute

Devin Stoen

United States

Most $2 Bills Held In Hand While Dribbling A Money Print Basketball And Wearing Money Print Shoes

John Sabanovich

John Sabanovich held four $2 bills in his hand while dribbling a money print baksetball and wearing money print shoes.

United States

Most Basketballs Held By A Basketball Team At Once

The Roos

Five starting players from the Boys amp; Girls High School Kangaroos basketball team collectively held 35 basketballs at once. The team, based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, won the 2010 New York City Boys Basketball Championship. The group set the record on March 18, 2010 in New York City during the taping of a URDB segment on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Corey Henderson served as the witness. tag:JF04, tag:lnwjf

02:27 United States

Most Crumpled Balls Of Paper Shot Into A Trash Can In One Minute

Dan Morrison

Dan Morrison of Citizen Effect sank nine balls of crumpled paper into a trash can in one minute.

01:55 United States

Most Basketball Chest Passes Between Two People In One Minute

Joe Schuman

Joe Schuman and Kyle Hall completed 113 basketball chest passes in one minute.

06:36 United States

Most Times Bouncing Basketball Against Forehead In One Minute

Todd DeFazio

Todd DeFazio bounced a basketball against his forehead 143 times in one minute.He performed the feat live on-air in the Star 100.7studio.

01:41 United States

Most Over-The-Head, Behind-The-Back Basketball Shots Made In A Row

garrett

Garrett made 10 consecutive over-the-head, behind-the-back basketball shots in a row.

02:33 United States

Largest Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament Held During The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

Citizen Effect

15 people competedin a Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament held during the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.

00:40 United States

Most Charlier Cuts While Spinning Basketball On Finger

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey completed 26 Charlier cutswhile spinning a basketball on a finger in his other hand.

01:25 United States

Fastest Time To Recite First 100 Digits Of Pi While Balancing One-Legged On A Balance Board, Manipulating A Basketball And Bouncing A Golf Ball On A Rubber Mallet

Ebiye Udo-Udoma

Ebiye Udo-Udomarecited the first 100 digits of Pi in 14.80 seconds while balancing one-legged on a balance board, playing with a basketball and bouncing a golf ball on a rubber mallet.

02:14 United States

Most Consecutive Table Tennis Ball Bounces Using Alternate Sides Of Paddle While On Knees And Dribbling A Basketball In Other Hand

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankeybounced a table tennis ball 96 times using alternate sides of his paddle while dribbling a basketball in his free hand.

03:30 United States

Most Consecutive Table Tennis Ball Bounces While On Knees And Dribbling A Basketball In Other Hand

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankeybounced a table tennis ball 342 times using a table tennis paddle while dribbling a basketball in his free hand.

00:37 United States

Most Consecutive Eisenhower Silver Dollar Coin Rolls While Spinning Basketball On Finger

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey completed 13 coin rolls with an Eisenhower dollar while spinning a basketball on his finger.

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