After all these years it’s hard to believe that the Harlem Globetrotters are still breaking new ground bu they’ve just set NINE new Guinness World Records and they did it in one afternoon.
The Harlem Globetrotters were founded all the way back in 1926, and over the past 90 years the team has played more than 26,000 exhibition games across 122 different countries. They are American icons, and seeing them play at Madison Square Garden is a right of passage for every basketball fan.
You can see footage of each new Guinness World Record set by the Harlem Globetrotters while clowning around at the AT&T center, home of the San Antonio Spurs. But if you’re looking for a complete list of the nine new Guinness World Records set by the Harlem Globetrotters I’ve got you covered:
1. Longest basketball hook shot: Big Easy Lofton
• New record: 72 ft 6.25 in
2. Longest basketball shot blindfolded: Ant Atkinson
• New record: 73 ft 10 in
3. Most basketball three pointers in one minute (single ball): Ant Atkinson & Cheese Chisholm
• New record: two players tied with 10 three pointers
4. Farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court: Thunder Law
• New record: 58 ft 9.25 in
5. Most bounced basketball three pointers in one minute: Zeus McClurkin
• New record: 5
6. Most basketball three pointers made by a pair in one minute: Ant Atkinson & Cheese Chisholm
• New record: 22
7. Furthest under-one-leg basketball shot: Thunder Law
• New record: 52 ft 5.5 in
8. Longest blindfolded basketball hook shot: Big Easy Lofton
• New record: 58 ft 2.5 in
9. Most basketball slam dunks in one minute (individual): Zeus McClurkin
• New record: 16
The Globetrotters have so much damn talent on their roster, I really do hope that they get appropriately compensated financially because it’s one of the greatest shows anyone can see.