Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento sets a world record

By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: November 15th, 2013 at 11:45 pm EST

In two days, there have been two different Guinness world records at two NBA arena’s.

Yesterday, Harlem Globetrotter rookie James “Thunder” Law broke the world record for the longest shot. He broke the record at the US Airways Arena in Phoenix, Arizona with a 109 foot, 9 inches shot that he made from standing by seats at one end of the arena.

Sleep Train Arena

Sleep Train Arena

He would break the record by more than five feet.

“Wow! It’s definitely an honor as a rookie to represent my team, the Harlem Globetrotters, and break the record for the world’s longest basketball shot,” Law said. “The Globetrotters make phenomenal trick shots at our shows every night, so if you want to see more spectacular feats, you have to come out and see us live.”

Tonight, on Friday night, the Sacramento Kings got into the act. But this time, it did not come from a Harlem Globetrotter, nor did it come from any play.

This world record actually came from the crowd at Sleep Train Arena. The team is playing the Detroit Pistons at home on ESPN in their only nationally televised game of the year.

And they made the most of their lone game on national television, as they attempted to set a world record. And they would set a world record to become the loudest indoor arena at 124.5 decibels.

This summer, the team was in the news for all the wrong reasons. And when everything was up in the air, the team could have been moved to Seattle, Washington before Sacramento mayor and former NBA player Kevin Johnson stepped in and said that the team was staying put.

The team was sold from the Maloofs to hedge-fund investor Chris Hansen, who wanted to bring the team to Seattle, where there has not been a team in a good five years. Then, Johnson stepped in and made a grassroots effort to remove Hanson as an owner of the team.

He would be removed as the owner. Then, Vivek Ranadive would purchase the team and would also agree to bring on Shaquille O’Neal and other owners, as well.

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