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Harlem Globetrotters set nine world records before coming to Norfolk

ATLANTA, Ga. – The Harlem Globetrotters set nine Guinness World Records in one day, including the longest basketball hook-shot.

Last year, the team set seven Guinness World Record titles.

The records were broken at the AT&T Center during the 12th annual Guinness World Records Day.

The Globetrotters currently hold 15 Guinness World Records.

“We are the original trick shot artists, so it is great to reclaim our records and reestablish our dominance,” said Harlem Globetrotters star Big Easy Lofton. “We have been training hard so to have a day where we push the limits and try some fun yet challenging shots, is pretty cool. I mean, how many people can say they’re a Guinness World Records title holder? We can’t wait to put smiles on people’s faces as we demonstrate our skills and talents on the upcoming world tour.”

The Globetrotters are set to perform in Norfolk on March 24 and March 26 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center. Tickets prices start at $26.50. Click here to purchase tickets.

In case you were wondering, here are the nine records set by the Globetrotters:

  • Longest basketball hook shot – Big Easy Lofton (72 feet, 6.25 inches)
  • Longest basketball shot blindfolded – Ant Atkinson (73 feet, 10 inches)
  • Most basketball 3-pointers in one minute (single ball) – Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (10 each)
  • Farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court – Thunder Law (58 feet, 9.25 inches)
  • Most bounced basketball 3-pointers in one minute – Zeus McClurkin (5)
  • Most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute – Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (22 each)
  • Farthest basketball shot under-one-leg – Thunder Law (52 feet, 5.5 inches)
  • Longest blindfolded basketball hook shot – Big Easy Lofton (58 feet, 2.5 inches)
  • Most basketball slam dunks in one minute (individual) – Zeus McClurkin (16)