Harlem Globetrotters breaking backboards & setting world records (longest basketball shot)
David AstramskasAka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.
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Globetrotter rookie Thunder Law not only set a Globetrotter record for his long range bomb but he set a new Guinness World Record on Wednesday. Law made a shot from 109 feet 9 inches which beat the 3 year old record by over 5 feet. It’s an amazingly difficult trick shot but the more exciting footage that came from the Globbies camp this week is this backboard breaker that almost became a head and back breaker for 6’4 Bull Bullard (who was the show American Ninja Warrior).
This was Bull’s comments about the dunk.
“As a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, I’ve stood on backboards and rims and dunked in arenas all over the world, and I’ve done that same dunk hundreds of times, but this was certainly a first for me. It was really scary, because all I could do when the basket started to collapse was hang on for dear life. My heart was racing, and I was almost in shock when the backboard shattered when I hit the floor. Thank goodness for the quick action of my coach, trainer and teammates coming to my aid. We are a tight-knit family, and we always take care of each other. Even though it was frightening, this will not stop me and my teammates from doing fun, unique and acrobatic tricks to entertain fans around the globe. One of the cool facets of the Globetrotters is that you never know what you are going to see at a show, so you need to come and check us out live and in person. The Trick Shot Challenge is one of the new rules on our 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour, but that is a trick shot that I don’t plan on repeating again.”
I know the Globbies aren’t as cool with young kids as older folks like me but I’m still a pretty big fan and here’s my “love letter” to them after I attended a game earlier this year with my 2 daughters.