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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING NEW TOUR TO CORPUS CHRISTI ON SUNDAY, JAN. 1 ON THE HEELS OF SETTING NINE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

11/17/2016 3:19 PM -

 

 HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING NEW TOUR TO Corpus Christi ON Sunday, Jan. 1 ON THE HEELS OF SETTING NINE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™

 

Tickets are on sale now to see Globetrotters at American Bank Center


 


(Corpus Christi, TX November 17, 2016) – As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to bring their 2017 World Tour to American Bank Center in Corpus Christi on Sunday, Jan. 1, at 7 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 to the see the Globetrotters in Corpus Christi start at $25.50 and are officially on sale now at harlemglobetrotters.com or the American Bank Center box office.

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)

•           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)

The Globetrotters will tip off their 2017 World Tour on Dec. 26 and will play in over 250 North American markets as well as 30 countries worldwide. Tickets are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com.

The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.

 

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.

SMG managed American Bank Center is Corpus Christi’s premier event center. Follow us online at www.Americanbankcenter.com, facebook.com/AmericanBankCenter, twitter.com/AmericanBankCtr, on Instagram @americanbankcenter, Tumblr @AmericanBankCenter, and now on Periscope @Americanbankcenter.


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