The Harlem Globetrotters have only lost one game in their illustrious history as kings of the trick shot, thunderous dunk, and creating the ultimate fan-friendly basketball experience.
After decades of performances the brand still remains strong thanks to innovative and complicated stunts and highlighting the simple principle of the game, “it all comes down to putting the shot in the hoop.”
Team member Buckets Blakes went to extreme lengths in testing the fundamental truth of the basketball as he and a camera crew ascended 583 feet to the zenith of the Tower of Americas building in San Antonio, Texas on a cloudy winter day. Blakes, a 6’2 guard is known more for his prowess for trick shots at sea-level, as he has etched his name into the Guinness Book of World records for the most made underhanded half-courts shots in less than one minute (he made six). Who in their right mind would ever play this guy in a game of HORSE? However, on this magical day a tenth of a vertical mile above a single basketball hoop and strapped into a yellow safety harness, he defied the odds (after countless attempts?) and calmly sank the ultimate shot. The critics will yell and scream, “But he didn’t call bank!”
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