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Before playing for Michigan state, Austin Hatch survived two plane crashes, events which took the lives of his parents and two siblings. After recovering from a medically-induced coma and his numerous injuries the University of Michigan honored their original basketball scholarship and he hit the courts this week. This may look like an ordinary free throw, but it's the culmination of something greater.

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With time winding down and the Thunder down, Kevin Durant hits a falling three to bring the Thunder within a point of the Grizzlies lead. They end up forcing overtime but ultimately losing.

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For Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes, everyday is World Trick Shot Day. But for the rest of us, only December 6 is.

So in honor of America’s favorite holiday, World Trick Shot Day, Buckets went to the Tower of the America in San Antonio, Texas to show us the true meaning of the holiday. It’s the highest shot ever in North America, and as he says, he goes to the top of the tower to “knock it down.”

Buckets takes an elevator to the top of the 58-story building and has to be strapped in via harness to keep from falling. Without much thought, he simply says, “World Trick Shot Day, baby. Let’s get buckets” and swish.

It’s amazing, disorienting, and sure to raise the World Trick Shot Day spirit in all of us.

In honor of World Trick Shot Day, here are some trick shot gifs to waste time with. 

 

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