Legendary exhibition basketball team, Harlem Globetrotters has just netted a Guinness World Records title for the Most basketball half-court shots made in one hour (team) - an attempt organised to promote their upcoming world tour.

The event in Times Square, New York was broadcast live by Good Morning America, so the pressure was on for the basketball pros.

The team needed to achieve a minimum of 200 successful shots from the midcourt line to achieve a new title.

The final result was an incredible 348 – that’s over five shots a minute.

Good Morning America’s presenter, Ginger Zee, spoke to Globies team member Handles Franklin ahead of the attempt.

“We hold 15 world records and we’re so excited to kick off our 2018 world tour with this Guinness World Records attempt,” he told her.

Asked if he was nervous, Handles said: “No, as Harlem Globetrotters that’s what we do: amazing feats of basketball. We’ve been doing it for years. We pride ourselves on being great basketball players and perfectionists.”

The court, located in the centre of Times Square in New York, USA, was filled with cheering fans throughout the 60 minute session.

In true Globetrotters style, the team joked around and interacted with the crowd, but took the exhausting Guinness World Records challenge very seriously. 

Official Guinness World Records adjudicators Alex Angert and Michael Furnari and were on hand to verify the attempt, following the live show, which was broadcast on Facebook, Periscope and the ABC Live platform.

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Read more about the incredible records set by the Globies: How the Harlem Globetrotters have achieved seemingly impossible basketball challenges