10 spectacular Harlem Globetrotters trick shots

Sport360 staff 14:32 27/09/2016
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Combining athleticism, theatrics, laughter and, most importantly, basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters have been wowing crowds for 90 years.

On October 28, fans in Dubai will get a glimpse of their prowess as the Harlem Globetrotters world tour lands at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium. In honour of their arrival, we’ve selected 10 of the best acrobatic trick-shots from their catalogue of basketball brilliance.

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110-FOOT SKY COASTER SHOT

The Globetrotters’ Bull Bullard remains suspended in air as he attempts an audacious 110-foot drop attempt at the Wildwoods.

ROLLERCOASTER SHOT

Moose Weekes steps up to the plate for a long-drop effort atop the ten-story Wild Adventures rollercoaster in Valdosta, Georgia.

THE RAINMAKER

A favourite of trick shot  king B. Manley, Buckets Blakes of the Globetrotters emulates it with aplomb.

MAPLE LEAF GARDEN CATWALK DROP SHOT

“Fight Time” Lang and Buckets Blakes journey to the old Maple Leaf Gardens with the latter opting for an unlikely shot from the catwalk. The result is a 130-foot drop shot, made on only his second attempt.

150-FOOT AMUSEMENT RIDE SHOT

The Globetrotters’ female star Sweet J climbed the top of the AtmosFEAR ride before hitting an astonishing shot with nothing but net, becoming the first member of the world-renowned basketball team to make a hoop from an amusement ride.

WORLD RECORD: FURTHEST HOOK SHOT

Big Easy Lofton makes it look easy after smashing the Guinness World record for farthest basketball hook shot from a 61-foot distance.

WORLD RECORD: LONGEST UNDERHAND SHOT

This hurl is common among children attempting to impress their mates in the school playground. The only difference here is that Hammer Harrison’s 84-foot effort succeeded and broke a world record.

WORLD RECORD: LONGEST SHOT

Thunder Law went down in the history books after breaking this Guinness World record in 2013 with an impressive 109ft 9in (33 metres) throw, smashing the previous 105-foot effort at the Airways Centre in Phoenix, Arizona.

 WORLD RECORD: FURTHEST BACKWARD KNEELING NO-LOOKER

Handles Franklin shows off precisely why he plays an integral part in the Globetrotters after thrusting the ball from half-court on his knees with his back to the hoop.

WORLD RECORD: LONGEST BLINDFOLDED SHOT

It’s already incredibly difficult performing a regular long-distanced shot, but Thunder Law decided to make it even tougher. The 6ft 3in star made it three Guinness World records after launching the ball from 69ft 6in (21.1 metres) while blindfolded.

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