Trotters bring their unique talents to the All-Star Celebrity Game, plus set five world records
For the second straight year, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters were front and center at NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in Dallas.
Big Easy Lofton
and Flight Time Lang
suited up for the West squad in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, while Special K Daley
and Scooter Christensen
played for the East. Special K lead a 41-37 East win, pouring in a game-high 18 points on a variety of jumpers and awesome dunks, but he still found time to “punk” ESPN’s Jon Barry again. Last year, Barry bailed out of his broadcast position when Special K threw a bucket of confetti at him. With Special K again brandishing a bucket and sprinting to the broadcast table, Barry sat ridged…while Special K doused him with water, much to the delight of his broadcast partner, Mark Jones, and ABC’s NBA lead analyst and guest referee for the night, Mike Breen.
Joined by the legendary Curly Neal
and teammate Buckets Blakes
, the Globetrotters dazzled the crowd during a timeout with the timeless “Magic Circle,” displaying the Globetrotters’ signature ball handling wizardry.
The Globetrotters continued to wow the fans the next day, as they joined NBA stars in going after Guinness World Records.
Special K Daley set a record for most half-court shots made in a minute (one), and that shot became the longest recorded half-court hook shot ever made at 46'6"; Buckets Blakes tied the record of the Dallas Mavericks’ Jason Kidd by sinking two underhanded half court shots in a minute; and Scooter Christensen broke two of his own records, by spinning a ball on his head for 7.9 seconds (shattering his old record of 6.07 seconds) and spinning a ball on his nose for 5.1 seconds, a tenth of a second longer than his previous mark.
The Globetrotters continue barnstorming across North American with their 2010 “Magical Memories” World Tour
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