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.

414 Records Found

United States

Most Basketball Bounces While Riding A Ripstick

John Shebey

John S. bounced a basketball 2,468 times while riding a Ripstick.

00:59 United States

Most Granny Style Free Throws Made In One Minute

Thsjr

Thomas S. made 13 Granny-style free throws in one minute.

00:28 United States

Youngest Person To Hit A Half Court Basketball Shot

Landon Minton

Landon M. successfully hit a half court basketball shot at the young age of 7 years old. He set the record at Barren County YMCA in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Australia

Most Basketball Dribbles Between Legs In 30 Seconds

Bailey Griffiths

Bailey G. dribbled a basketball between his legs 165 times in 30 seconds.

01:25 United States

Most Consecutive Behind The Backboard Basketball Shots

J End

J End made 16 consecutive successful basketball shots from behind the backboard.

United States

Longest Basketball Shot Made While Hula Hooping

Zachary Maag

Zachary M. made a successful basketball shot from 50 feet while hula hooping.

00:34 Australia

Most Spider Basketball Dribbles In 30 Seconds (Junior)

Saxon Matenga

Nine-year old Saxon M. completed 176 consecutive bounces of a basketball in 30 seconds while performing a spider drill.

00:51 United States

Highest Helicopter Basketball Shot

Scott Erickson

Scott Erickson of Man Vs. Internet made a successful basketball shot from inside a helicopter hovering at 192 feet.

16:08 United States

Most Catches Juggling Three Men's Regulation Basketballs

Audi Thoele

Audi T. completed 1,554 catches juggling three men's regulation basketballs.

00:25 Belgium

Longest Time Spinning Two Basketballs Simultaneously On Top Of Ballpoint Pens On Shoes

Delphine Boone

Delphine Boone spun two basketballs simultaneously on top of ballpoint pens on her shoes for 5.29 seconds.

00:15 United States

Longest Basketball Bank Shot

David Crawford

David Crawford successfully banked a basketball shot off wall 42 feet away from the basket. See a diagram of basketball court and dimensions here.

00:44 Canada

Most Catches Juggling Two Basketballs One-Handed While Spinning A Basketball On A Pencil

Mason Axcell

Mason A. completed 42 catches juggling two basketballs one-handed while spinning a basketball on a pencil.

09:09 India

Longest Time Balancing A Basketball On Top Of A Badminton Racquet Handle On Chin

Suresh Gaur

Suresh Gaur balanced a basketball on top of a badminton racquet handle on his chin for eight minutes, 12.50 seconds.

Nepal

Longest Time Spinning Three Basketballs

Thaneswar Guragai

Thaneswar G. spun three basketballs on his hands and one foot for 9.99 seconds.

01:19 India

Longest Time Spinning A Basketball On The Tip Of A Toothbrush Held In Mouth

dipanshu mishra

Dipanshu M. spun a basketball on the tip of a toothbrush held in his mouth for 43.12 seconds.

Wales

Most Consecutive Table Tennis Ball Bounces On A Basketball

Mark Evans

Mark Evans completed 740 consecutive table tennis ball bounces on a basketball.

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