Why NBA ratings outpace Japanese game shows

In honor of the selection of the line-ups for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in a little over two weeks, this video features the record-breaking, longest slam dunk. Now if you thought Michael Jordan was impressive leaping from the foul line, this is sure to knock your socks off. Sort off.

On a show called “World Record Factory” – where they produce world records – a moderately athletic man bounces on a trampoline approximately 20 to 30 feet into the air, basketball in hand facing a basket inordinately far away.

He lunges forward to dunk the ball. He manages to do so, but then falls 10 feet and landing flat on his face. Had he failed to time the jump perfectly, he would have collided with the backboard, but then it wouldn’t be a world record. The only thing that could make this video better would be cougars or deadly spikes or rings of fire.

-CHRIS GAERIG

See this and other YouTube videos of the week at

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