As an international symbol of family entertainment and unique basketball skills, the Harlem Globetrotters are no strangers to Guinness World Records.
The team once again joined in celebrating Guinness World Records Day and managed to break three records, bringing their total to 24 official Guinness World Records titles.
While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their season, the players spent their time during quarantine refining their skills to be able to attempt and break records for Guinness World Records Day.
This year, following safety precautions, Guinness World Records adjudicator Spencer Cammarano flew to Emerson, Georgia for the Globetrotters' record-breaking attempts.
The attempts took place at a sports complex, meaning there was plenty of space to social distance.
Additionally, unless individuals were eating or attempting to break a record, they were required to wear masks and stay at least six feet apart.
Despite the hardships that have come with this year, the Harlem Globetrotters have strived to encourage family fun and entertainment, especially with the exciting trick shots the players can often perform.
During this time, the team would like to remind all of their fans to try new challenges, strive to be better and find joy in what they are doing.
Below is the list of records the Globetrotters achieved for this year’s Guinness World Records Day.
The farthest behind-the-back basketball shot is 13.86 m (45 ft 6 in) and was achieved by Rochelle “Wham” Middleton.
Middleton broke teammate William “Bull” Bullard’s previous record of 12.97 m (42 ft 6.5 in), which was previously broken during Guinness World Records Day 2019.
The highest throw and catch of a spinning basketball is 6.12 m (20 ft 1 in), and was achieved by Deandre “Dragon” Taylor.
The third and final record broken by the Globetrotters was set by Lucius “Too Tall” Winston, who broke the record for the most bounced basketball figure eight moves in one minute.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been participating in Guinness World Records Day since 2013, and we look forward to all the action-packed attempts to come in future.