Harlem Globetrotters

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: MLB Great Bob Gibson Dies at 84

Gibson emerged as a raw, but immensely talented rookie who would not be denied stardom. He became a full-time starting pitcher in July 1961 and earned his first All-Star appearance in 1962. Gibson won two of three games he pitched in the 1964 World Series, then won 20 games in a season for the first time in 1965. Gibson also pitched three complete game victories in the 1967 World Series.

NBA Hall of Famer, Connie Hawkins—Who Played for The Los Angeles Lakers—His Legacy Continues

On a bright sunny day in Brooklyn New York less than a dozen people turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of NBA Hall of Famer, Connie Hawkins a stark contrast to a few months ago, in Brooklyn, when a crowd, in a torrential rainstorm, paid tribute to the late Biggie Smalls on the naming of a street in his honor. A Brooklyn politician who was scheduled to speak did not show up but that didn’t phase Isaiah Hawkins (brother of Connie Hawkins), Mel Davis (NY Knicks), Ted Gustus, Coach Ruth Lovelace (Boys & Girls High School), Ray Haskins (LIU, Alexander Hamilton High School) and Judith Brown (sister of ABA Great Roger Brown) who all stood outside Barclay’s Center fielding questions with only three media outlets, of which we were included.

Staples Center Catwalk Shot | Harlem Globetrotters

 High among the Los Angeles Lakers championship banners and retired jerseys, Harlem Globetrotters star El Gato Melendez made an epic shot from the catwalk of STAPLES Center.  El Gato accomplished the feat as the renowned arena is set to host the NBA All-Star Game this Sunday and the Globetrotters’ tour on Feb. 25. (courtesy of the  Harlem Globetrotters).

Harlem Globetrotters Set 9 Guinness World Records

the Harlem Globetrotters set 9 Guinness World Records on Guinness World Records Day- Nov. 17, 2016. The records are as follows:
1. Longest basketball hook shot: Big Easy Lofton **
• New record: 72 ft 6.25 in
2. Longest basketball shot blindfolded: Ant Atkinson **
• New record: 73 ft 10 in
3. Most basketball three pointers in one minute (single ball): Ant Atkinson & Cheese Chisholm
• New record: two players tied with 10 three pointers
4. Farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court: Thunder Law
• New record: 58 ft 9.25 in
5. Most bounced basketball three pointers in one minute: Zeus McClurkin
• New record: 5
6. Most basketball three pointers made by a pair in one minute: Ant Atkinson & Cheese Chisholm **
• New record: 22
7. Furthest under-one-leg basketball shot: Thunder Law
• New record: 52 ft 5.5 in
8. Longest blindfolded basketball hook shot: Big Easy Lofton **
• New record: 58 ft 2.5 in
9. Most basketball slam dunks in one minute (individual): Zeus McClurkin
• New record: 16