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This picture of a floating basketball player is 100% real

Illinois high school basketball player Walker Stillman is athletic, but he’s not supernaturally athletic. When a photo of Stillman seeming to float in midair with a calm expression on his face during a game went viral, people assumed it was photoshopped.

Instead, Liz Brunson — a local photographer who took the picture — provided a lesson in perfect timing.

Story by Tony Manfred and editing by Ben Nigh

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