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Alex Scales (right).

NBA one-game wonder Alex Scales becomes online trick shot sensation

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One former member of the San Antonio Spurs has become a hugely popular online figure thanks to a number of trick shot videos he created and published on social media which went viral.

While you may never have heard the name Alex Scales during his brief spell in the NBA, he is certainly making himself known at the age of 38, thanks to his spectacular trick shots.

Scales once held the record for the shortest career in the NBA, after playing just 9.7 seconds for the Spurs in his only game, in a career which has seen him play professionally in a dozen countries.

His most notable stints were his time spent with San Antonio and Real Madrid, as well as representing the United States in the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship.

His incredible shots include juggling three balls before launching one over his head from half court into the basket and another half-court shot which sees Scales make a behind-the-back hook shot from a press-up position, a shot which he described as one of the hardest.

For now, the 38-year old is training as he continues his search for a new team, while posting a video with his newest innovative shot each Tuesday via his Instagram feed.

Alex Scales of Aris Thessaloniki (L) vie

Speaking to ESPN about his newfound fame, Scales admitted finding a new team thanks to the clips would be a bonus, saying: “If something comes up out of it, it’d be great, but I like doing it to see people’s reactions.”

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