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Nov 12, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters Break 7 Guinness World Records!

The Harlem Globetrotters came into Talking Stick Resort Arena on Guinness World Records® Day with one thing on their mind. Records.

Basketballs were flying all over as the Harlem Globetrotters went on a record smashing streak as they broke 7 Guinness World Records® here in the arena!

  • Globetrotters stars Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm drained 19 three pointers between them in one minute – alternating between made shots – to smash the record of 15 by Durant and Nowitzki.
  • Thunder Law added the longest basketball shot blindfolded – 69 feet 6 inches – to his other Guinness World Records® records for the longest basketball shot (109 feet 9 inches) and the farthest basketball shot made backwards (82 feet 2 inches).
  • Big Easy Lofton – who earlier this year broke the record for the farthest basketball hook shot: 61 feet 4 inches – set a new mark for the farthest blindfolded basketball hook shot: 50 feet 3.5 inches.
  • Hammer Harrison established a new mark for the longest underhand basketball shot, an astounding 84 feet 8.5 inches.
  • Handles Franklin set a new standard for the farthest kneeling basketball shot made backwards: 60 feet 7.5 inches, which he hit on just his second attempt.
  • In true Globetrotters fashion, Scooter Christensen broke the record for the longest duration spinning a basketball on the nose: 7.7 seconds, obliterating the old mark of 5.2 seconds.
  • Zeus McClurkin set the mark for the most basketball slam dunks in one minute, with 15. Zeus could only dunk one ball at a time and was required to run across the free throw line before each attempt.

Take a look at all of these record being broken in the video below!