RECORD BREAKING GLOBIES!
The Original Harlem Globetrotters continue to break new ground even after more than 90 years after setting FIVE new Guinness World Records!
The five new records were all set at LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson, Ga. in honour of Guinness World Records Day, with an official adjudicator on site to confirm the records we're above board - and they smashed it!
Check 'em out here!
One of the new titles includes an impressive somersault basketball shot which was made by one of the team’s most notable athletes – Bull Bullard, at an astonishing 58 feet, 1.25 inches. How ridiculous is that?
For the first time ever, the team also saw its first record set by a female player. Globetrotters star Torch George lit up the court by setting the record for the most basketball under the leg tumbles in one minute (female), with 32 - if you think you can do better then we don't believe ya!
Other records include new titles set by Globetrotter star Zeus McClurkin, who set the records for most blindfolded basketball slam dunks in one minute with five, and most behind-the-back three pointers in one minute with three baskets made.
The Globetrotters trampoline-dunk team, the Flying Globies, also established a new title for most basketball under the leg slam dunks by a team using a trampoline in one minute with 28.
This marks the fifth straight year that the Globetrotters have taken part in Guinness World Records Day, which was launched in 2004, and last year saw more than 600,000 people around the world attempting to secure their place in the Guinness World Records Book.
“It was exciting to have several new records set by the Harlem Globetrotters, and to see first-hand their enthusiasm and dedication to achieving incredible feats,” said Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Hannah Ortman. “This experience was especially monumental since Torch George became the first female Harlem Globetrotter to set a Guinness World Record!”
The recording-breaking squad arrive here in Birmingham in 2019 - don't miss out, snap up your Harlem Globetrotters tickets now!