Texans fans, rejoice! The Tom Savage era is upon us. No one is ever more popular with hometown fans than the backup quarterback, and Savage’s stats on Sunday—completing 64 percent of his passes for 260 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions—were enough to elevate him from “backup quarterback” to “starting quarterback” in short order, supplanting the doomed Brock Osweiler for at least some duration of time as the team’s incumbent starter.
But if you see the Texans’s rickety standing atop the AFC South and want more to celebrate coming out of NRG Stadium, worry not: We now have video of one of the Harlem Globetrotters—Corey “Thunder” Law—doing the sort of unbelievable act of athletic prowess the stadium hasn’t seen since J.J. Watt got injured.
In the video, Law ascends to the top of NRG Stadium—next to the NRG Arena, where the Globetrotters will be kicking off their U.S. tour, which includes a whopping ten cities in Texas (howdy, Hidalgo)—to perform a stunning trick shot in which he shoots the ball down 260 feet, right through the awaiting hoop, getting nothing but net.
There are admittedly some questions that skeptics could raise about the shot—while it’s a continuous and unbroken video from the time the ball leaves Law’s hand to the time it goes through the net (and shown from multiple angles), the video doesn’t indicate exactly how many times Law attempted the shot. Still, if that’s your concern, A) cheer up, buddy, it’s just a basketball trick shot, and B) Law looks downright chipper as he sets up for the shot, so he’s either a great actor or he nailed this one pretty early on, whether it’s a first take or a third one. And most importantly, he definitely made the shot at least once, and could you do that? No, you could not. The Harlem Globetrotters are a national treasure, Thunder Law set the Guinness World Record for the longest basketball shot (at 109-feet-nine-inches!) in 2013, and we are lucky to have this diversion on a cold day as we await a break for the ensuing holidays.