This Baby is Beating You at Life, Or Basketball at Least

"Trick Shot Titus” Shows Off His Athletic Prowess and Rubs Elbows With Hollywood Big Shots, All Before Naptime.

By Kate Ferguson

Viral videos about children are often highlighting of course, the hilarious young-ness of them. All those silly things they say, disastrous messes they make, or how unsteady they are on their feet and how gosh darn adorable they are! Endearing stuff.

In the case of “Trick Shot Titus” however, we get the opportunity to watch a two year-old completely own a basketball hoop repeatedly through different shot making scenarios. The third Titus video in the series was just released and of course amped up the stakes as if this phenomenon wasn’t already mind-boggling.

In case one is not purely impressed by the fact that someone who is maybe three feet tall can even get make a basketball into a basket in the first place, his parents set up a few fun scenarios to demonstrate his mad skills. Here he is throwing the basketball off a balcony on the seventh floor of a building, and making the shot. Here he is blindly throwing the ball over a room divider and making the shot, making a shot while flying down the driveway while riding in a wagon, and making two shots at once. To show that the pressure of a crowd and an adult regulation sized hoop doesn’t faze him either, here is Titus making a shot on the court of a WSU game. That’s some focus he’s got.

In the sake of comparing his skills to the adult variety of human, Bradley Cooper and Channing Tatum (because why not) were enlisted to saddle up for a little shooting contest against the tot. He beat them both, obviously. And while watching the kid make shot after shot is completely amazing what will really drive home the whole age thing is listening to him talk like the two year old that he is. What is happening here?

So far Titus’ parents don’t have any great explanation for his skills beyond assumedly, their awesome shared genetic cocktail. This child prodigy does of course raise some simple questions such as the probability that one’s child might be a reincarnated NBA player, and how can the rest of us make our brains and can-do-attitude overpower our physical limitations? Surely Titus will have some wise words to share with the world when he’s old enough to understand that concept. In the meantime you’re free to look on and salivate over his trick shot skills and budding friendship with some A-list actors. To you, Titus!

Published December 8th, 2013

Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of blog genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Look  for article links, updates, (and the occasional joke) on her Twitter @KateFerg or check out her personal blog