Harlem Globetrotters and ESPN to air new 30-minute TV Special


Hosted by Ant Atkinson, special will celebrate team’s amazing moments and trick shots

(ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2017) ­– For the first time, the Harlem Globetrotters and ESPN are teaming up to bring viewers and fans of the team some of the best trick shots, world records, and all-around amazing moments.

Airing on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 9:30 p.m. EST (check local listings) on ESPN2, the “Best of the Best” special will capture some of the recent record-breaking memorable moments and highlights of the Globetrotters’ 91-year history of entertaining fans all over the world. Hosted by current Globetrotter star Ant Atkinson, the 30-minute special will showcase the top dazzling shots made and Guinness World Records titles that the team has set.

Fans of the Harlem Globetrotters will have a special treat in store at the end of the program, as well. Atkinson will show off his own shot-making skills – taking a crack at a trick shot from the top of the historic Navy Dive Tower at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

“There are so many amazing and iconic moments that the Harlem Globetrotters have produced in its history,” Atkinson said. “To be able to put some of the top record-breaking ones together for fans and viewers of the team in this ESPN special, is pretty awesome.”

The Globetrotters are coming off another record-setting week, which saw them add their 17th Guinness World Record title, with the highest upwards basketball shot of 50 feet, 1 inch by Thunder Law. The record was set as a part of the 13th annual Guinness World Records Day, which the Globetrotters participated in for the fourth consecutive year. One month earlier, the Globetrotters set another Guinness World Record title in front of a national television audience on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when the team set a new record for most half-court basketball shots in an hour with 348.

Fans can check out a promo for Sunday’s premier ESPN2 airing at this link:  https://youtu.be/Sxl3DggGWPY

The Globetrotters will tip off their 2018 “Amazing Feats of Basketball” World Tour on Dec. 7 and will play in over 250 North American markets, as well as 30 countries worldwide. Tickets are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com.

The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 123 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts ®, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.