Cheerleader Makes Backflip Shot Because Other Basketball Shots Are Boring

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterAugust 21, 2013

There has to be an easier way to shoot the ball. 

College Basketball Talk's Terrence Payne spotted this Instagram video featuring a Washington State cheerleader lining up just outside of the opposite three-point arc. 

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 21, 12:40 p.m. ET 

Kevin Nebeker, take a bow. 

Washington State's athletic website has a posting on this shot and informs us that Nebeker decided to start practice with this shot. 

If this is how he warms up, I would love to see how he winds down.

End of Update--- 

Thanks to the constraints of Instagram videos, we don't have to wait long to get hit with the world's most impressive shot from three-quarters length of the court. 

Unfortunately, the only thing we know for certain is that this guy can drain unbelievable shots. Payne was unable to procure the name of this trick-shot maestro or what caused him to head out to the court and presumably ask his buddies, "Hey, you guys want to see something cool?"

Now, if you happen to know the name and a bit of backstory, go ahead and help us out in the comments section below. 

As for this anonymous bro, we shall refer to now as "Flippy McFlipperson," the Cougars simply need to convince him to switch from tossing cheerleaders around to swishing shots from distance. 

I think a guy who can back down an opponent from just about anywhere on the court is useful. But it's even better if he can back down that opponent right before flipping over him and draining a three-pointer. 

Forget what you thought you knew about proper shooting technique. We should just assume that the entire basketball team will be hitting threes like this when the season begins.

If not, we will all be very disappointed. 


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