The term trick shot has become associated with lofty springboard-launched dunks, with baskets sunk from rooftops or from unicycles... or from unicycles on rooftops. With high-flying, somersaulting, triple flipping, nothing-but-net feats.
But trick-shottery is far too versatile a concept to be pigeon-holed in basketball-dom. Just about every sport with an orb, puck, "rock" or shuttlecock can serve up some sick stunts.
Granted the athletes behind the stunts had days or even weeks to get all those shots right. Granted we don't see the 10 bajillion takes in which they botched the shots. Granted, the bowling pins might not be a regulation distance from each other. Granted, the bat might be weighted. The table tilted. The net lowered. Whatever. If this trick is good enough, we forgive and forget.
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