Toronto Raptor Cory Joseph throws from one Toronto skyscraper rooftop, sinks basket on another

Joseph's amazing 65 foot throw over Adelaide Street captured with LG G5 wide angle smartphone camera

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - In what's being called an aerial five-pointer, Cory Joseph has achieved a never-before attempted basketball shot. On September 11, 2016 the Toronto Raptor and LG G5 Chief Playmaker took to the windy rooftop of a Toronto skyscraper with an incredible challenge – to sink a basket on a neighbouring rooftop 65 feet away. That's more than double the distance of a typical three-point shot on the basketball court. The challenge was organized by LG Electronics Canada to demonstrate the incredible wide angle camera capabilities of the LG G5 smartphone. LG says the G5 features one of the industry's most advanced smartphone camera technologies including the extra wide angle lens that captures a 135 degree view -- wider than the human eye's natural field of vision.

"When LG asked if I could sink a basket over Adelaide Street from one building rooftop to another – I thought they were crazy, but why not give it a try," Joseph said with a laugh. "I can't believe I sank that basket. It was pretty windy up there but somehow I got it in. What's even crazier is the awesome imagery you can capture on the LG G5 wide angle lens. The entire shot, from one building to another fit in. That's 65 feet away and 27 stories over Adelaide Street!"

LG unveiled Joseph's basket-sinking feat to the public on October 17, 2016.  Fans who want to watch the video can visit http://www.lgg5play.ca. What's more, is fans who want a chance to win a signed Cory Joseph basketball can follow LG Canada on social media for details.

About Cory Joseph's Favourite Smartphone, The LG G5
The LG G5 smartphone has been widely praised since its global unveiling at Mobile World Congress in February 2016, where it was the most awarded device. The unique slide-out battery and modular type design gives the user the flexibility to swap out batteries on-the-go. The LG G5 Friends accessories transform the smartphone into a range of powerful devices.

LG G5 Highlights

  • All metal aluminum body and Slide-out Battery to easily swap out a depleted battery or attach select LG Friends
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 capable (2.0 adapter included)
  • Dual lens rear camera lets you choose between a standard or a 135 degree wide angle lens to capture more
  • Always-on Display makes notifications just a glance away without waking the G5
  • Excellent battery life, thanks to the Low Power Location Estimation technology, enhancing battery efficiency by as much as 41.9 per cent
  • aptX HD: 24-bit Hi-Fi Wireless Audio
  • Expandable memory through microSD card slot (can support up to 2TB)

 

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. While helping to enhance the mobile user experience by incorporating unique, sophisticated designs and intuitive UX features, LG is also committed to guiding consumers into the era of convergence and Internet of Things, maximizing inter-device connectivity between a wide range of smartphones, tablets, wearables, home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

About LG Electronics Canada
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.LG.com.

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SOURCE LG Electronics Canada

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For further information: Media Contacts: Cory Profiti, LG Canada, P: 647.253.6300 x2918 | C: 647.629.3811, cory.profiti@lge.com; Lisa Yerilin, LG-One Canada, P: 416-486-2563 | C: 647.461.1049, lisa.yerilin@lg-one.com

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