ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Harlem Globetrotters prepare to tip off their 2017 World Tour, 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, a record previously held by internet trick shot group, Dude Perfect.
CLICK HERE to see and share some of the Globetrotters' amazing record-breaking exploits. To see all nine records in their entirety, CLICK HERE. 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." Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Cheese Chisholm, and Zeus McClurkin were among the Globetrotters who set at least two records, with Ant being a part of three records. 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.