Video: You didn’t think the greatest basketball shot would come from Latvia, did you?
Forget your Le Bron Jameses and your Michael Jordans, the man responsible for the greatest basketball shot of all time is a professional basketball player from Latvia. You heard us.
Statements involving the phrase ‘greatest ever’ are all a matter of opinion of course and you’re more than welcome to beg to differ with ours in this case, but for sheer innovation and execution, we don’t think we’ve seen anything like it.
Playing in the Estonian league, Kalev’s Armands Škele was chasing a ball back towards his own half and seemingly just trying to keep it in play before producing what could only be described as a backhand scoop to send the ball flying into the basket from downtown for perhaps the most spectacular three-pointer ever seen in the sport.
The orgasmic reaction of the commentator said it all, even if it was still a far cry from Gary Neville’s reaction to Fernando Torres goal against Barcelona last night.
The laughter on Skele’s face afterwards may have been a suggestion that it was a complete fluke, but let that not take away from the brilliance of the effort. Outstanding.
Check it out for yourself in the video above.