Boris' fluke basketball shot

When Boris Johnson launched London's free basketball festival on Monday no one could have predicted he would net an 'odds defying' shot, but as our video shows that certainly wasn't his first attempt.

Boris nets an 'odds defying' basketball shot...after many failed attempts to net an 'average'

When Boris Johnson picked up a ball on Monday to promote a free basketball festival to take place in London, a crowd looked on as he made many attempts to net a shot.

However, as this video shows, his determination paid off, as he netted what can only be described as an 'odds defying' score.

After the incredible shot Boris joked: "Let's be clear, I was saving that up, I could have done it at any time".

Free basketball festival in Trafalgar Square

Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu, Boris Johnson and Great Britain Basketball Player Pops Mensah-Bonsu Credit: Euroleague

The 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be played at The O2 from 10th - 12th May 2013. It's the signature event of the premier European clubs basketball competition where the four best teams of the season compete to become Euroleague champions.

The Euroleague Fan Zone is a free, outdoor festival for basketball and non-basketball fans alike, which accompanies the Euroleague Final Four and will take over Trafalgar Square for three days, from May 10th to 12th.

The Fan Zone is free and will transform Trafalgar Square for 3 days Credit: Euroleague

Londoners will be able to take part on an impressive weather-proof central court (with a 15m. high roof) in a number of different activities.

It will offer a fun and family-friendly environment through basketball 3 on 3s, shooting contests, cheerleading lessons and demonstrations, music, player appearances, photo opportunities with the Champions Trophy, and much more!

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