Tiny Sturgess Now World Record Holder

Harlem Globetrotters 7-foot-8 rookie Tiny Sturgess has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the World's Tallest Professional Basketball Player, adding to the already impressive list of Guinness World Records held by Harlem Globetrotters (Photo courtesy of Paul Hughes/Guinness World Records).

Tiny and the Globetrotters will play nearly 270 games on the North American portion of their upcoming 2012 World Tour, bringing the Globetrotter magic to over 230 cities in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and five Canadian provinces. To purchase tickets to a show near you, click here.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 86th consecutive year in 2012, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 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 more than eight thrilling decades.