Harlem Globetrotters set records ahead of Miami visit in February
As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their 2017 world tour to the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Sunday, February 26th at 4 p.m., the legendary team took a break for Guinness World Record Day.
Just a year after setting seven official Guinness World Records, the Globetrotters broke a total of nine records in one day this year, including the longest basketball hook shot.
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The records were broken at the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs, during the 12th annual Guinness World Record Day, a worldwide record-breaking celebration to celebrate the day the Guinness World Record Book sold its 100 millionth copy . The globetrotters have now held 15 current Guinness world records since 2000.
“We’re the original trick-shot artists, so it’s great to be regaining our records and restoring our dominance,” said Harlem Globetrotters star Big Easy Lofton. “We’ve been training hard to have a day where we push the limits and try fun but challenging strokes is pretty cool.
I mean, how many people can say they are defending champions on Guinness World Records? We can’t wait to put a smile on people’s faces when we put our skills and talents to the test on the upcoming world tour. “
Among the nine Guinness World Record titles set by the Globetrotters, four reclaimed records originally held by the team and then broken by Dude Perfect. The globetrotters have reclaimed the records of the longest hooked basketball shot, longest blindfolded basketball shot, most basketball three-point points a couple made in a minute, and longest blindfolded basketball hooked shot.
Here’s a full look at the globetrotters’ records:
Longest hooked basketball shot – Big Easy Lofton (72 feet, 6.25 inches);
Longest Blindfolded Basketball Shot – Ant Atkinson (73 feet, 10 inches);
Most basketball three-point points in one minute (single ball) – Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (10 each);
Farthest Basketball Shot While Sitting On Court – Thunder Law (58 feet, 9.25 inches);
Most basketball three-point points in one minute – Zeus McClurkin (5);
Most basketball three-point points a couple scored in a minute – Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (22 each);
Farthest Basketball Under One Leg – Thunder Law (52 feet, 5.5 inches);
Longest hooked basketball shot blindfolded – Big Easy Lofton (58 feet, 2.5 inches) and
Most basketball slam dunks in a minute (individual) – Zeus McClurkin, 16.
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