HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING NEW TOUR TO Greensboro AND WINSTON-SALEMON THE HEELS OF SETTING NINE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ RECORDS
Tickets are on sale now to see Globetrotters at Greensboro Coliseum & LJVM
As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their 2017 World Tour to LJVM Coliseum in Winston-Salem on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m., and Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro on Sunday, March 26, at 3 p.m., the iconic team took a timeout for Guinness World Records Day. Only one year after setting seven official Guinness World Records titles, the Globetrotters broke a single-day total of nine records this year, including the longest basketball hook-shot.
VIDEO FOR BROADCAST MEDIA: https://youtu.be/10h5ICl25wA(courtesy Harlem Globetrotters)
VIDEO TO SHARE: Media can also embed and share the Globetrotters’ video on social media. A condensed highlight reel went live minutes ago at www.facebook.com/harlemglobetrotters.
Tickets for the Winston-Salem game start at $22 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketmaster.com, the Bridger Field House box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets for the show in Greensboro start at $23 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Greensboro Coliseum box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
The records were broken at the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs, during the 12th annual Guinness World Records Day, a global celebration of record breaking launched to celebrate the day the Guinness World Records book sold its 100 millionth copy. Since 2000, the Globetrotters now own 15 current 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.”
Among the nine Guinness World Records titles which were set by the Globetrotters, four of them reclaimed records that were originally held by the team and then broken by Dude Perfect. The Globetrotters reclaimed the records of longest basketball hook shot, longest basketball shot blindfolded, most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute, and longest blindfolded basketball hook shot.
Here’s a full look at the 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)
· Farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court – Thunder Law (58 feet, 9.25 inches)