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Team Profile
Members Herbert "Flight Time" Lang
Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton
Birth Dates August 1, 1976 (Flight Time)
April 15, 1981 (Big Easy)
Age 32, 34, 37 (Flight Time)
28, 30, 33 (Big Easy)
Hometown Brinkley, Arkansas (Flight Time)
New Orleans, Louisiana (Big Easy)
Relation Harlem Globetrotters
Occupation Players of the Harlem Globetrotters

The Amazing Race 15

Legs Competed 11
Placement 4th

The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business

Legs Competed 12
Placement 2nd

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014)

Legs Competed 8
Placement 6th
Gallery
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Herbert "Flight Time" Lang and Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton are a team of Harlem Globetrotters on the fifteenth season of The Amazing Race, the Unfinished Business season of The Amazing Race, and the second all-star season of The Amazing Race.

ProfileEdit

Season 15 Edit

Their athletic talent brought these two friends together five years ago when they met at the Harlem Globetrotters training camp. While getting to know each other, Herbert and Nathaniel discovered that their occupation and need to entertain others were not the only things they had in common. They both live in Louisiana, have two children and shared the same college basketball coach.

Recently, Herb and Nate lost one of their best friends and teammate, Chris Richardson, who passed away in December — and both continue to struggle with that loss. The three were commonly referred to as the "three amigos" throughout their inner circle.

Herbert believes he can get along with anyone on the planet and that he brings joy and laughter to all corners of the globe. Standing at 6'3, Herb is known among his colleagues as "Flight Time." Nathaniel, who goes by the name "The Big Easy," towers over the competition at 6'9, and admits to being worried that seating could present a problem on some of the flights.

Both have traveled extensively with the Globetrotters. Herbert has traveled to over 60 countries, and Nathaniel has traveled to over 30 countries. Despite their love of exploring new places, and their extensive knowledge of other countries, they're eager to see how well they can travel together when it is just the two of them.

Even if their fancy footwork does not translate to winning the $1 million prize, they both are confident that their relationship will remain the same regardless of where they end up in the Race.

Unfinished Business Edit

Flight TimeEdit

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Herbert "Flight Time" Lang

  • Age: 32 (Season 15); 34 (Unfinished Business)
  • Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
  • Connection to your Teammate: Harlem Globetrotters/Teammate
  • Current Occupation: Professional Basketball player with the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Previous Season/Result: Season 15/4th place
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Trusting that Dan would keep his word.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: When Big Easy found the needle in the haystack for a first place finish on my birthday!
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Sweden and Vietnam because we came in first both times.
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? Redemption -- and to win it all!
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven't changed. I'm still the same.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about winning -- and being with the Globetrotters for over 10 years, I've gotten used to it!
  • People would be surprised to learn: That we didn't take either of the two trips we won on our season.
  • One location that you hope to go on this adventure: Australia -- I've been to 80 countries, but I've never been there.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: We always felt we are our biggest challenges. We determine how we do, not the other teams.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): We want to accomplish what we did last time. We want to run a good race and be an example to everyone that you don't have to be jerks to be competitive and do well.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He snores like you wouldn't believe!
  • What would you do if you won the million dollars? Invest some and donate some to charity.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: None! Just win!

Big EasyEdit

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Nathaniel "Big Easy" Lofton

  • Age: 28 (Season 15); 30 (Unfinished Business)
  • Hometown: New Orleans, La.
  • Connection to your Teammate: Harlem Globetrotters Teammate
  • Current Occupation: Professional Basketball player with the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Previous Season/Result: Season 15/4th place
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Over-thinking the game and not taking my time to concentrate.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: Winning first place for "Flight Time" on his birthday.
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Vietnam was my favorite place to visit because the people were awesome.
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? I want to win!
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I'm way more relaxed now than I was the first time around.
  • What are you passionate about? I'm passionate about my kids and my family.
  • People would be surprised to learn: I am afraid of horror movies.
  • One location that you hope to go on this adventure: I want to go to Australia because every Harlem Globetrotter says it is their favorite country and I want to see what the fuss is about.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on the Race together: Hopefully, we won't face any really big challenges. We ran a good race last time and hopefully will do the same this time around.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running the Race again (other than winning one million dollars): I want everyone to see that athletes can be great role models.
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: He is too nice sometimes.
  • What would you do if you won the million dollars? I want to open a gym in the neighborhood where I grew up.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: I don't think so. I think we ran a great Race.

All-Stars (2014) Edit

Flight Time Edit

  • Age: 32 (Season 15); 34 (Unfinished Business); 37 (All-Stars)
  • Hometown: Brinkley, Ark.
  • Previous Seasons: Seasons 15 & 18
  • Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
  • Describe what you do: I tour the world playing basketball.
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Didn't pay attention to detail.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: The slide with Canaan and Mika.
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Dubai
  • Why do you want to run the Race again? I wanted to finally see if we could come in first place.
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I wouldn't say that I have changed at all.
  • What are you passionate about? I am passionate about my kids and seeing people happy.
  • People would be surprised to learn: How down to earth that, at least I think, I am.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: Bad luck
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: His snoring, but I can handle it.
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? I have been to over 90. No more really on my list.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Just hope to do better than before.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: No

Big Easy Edit

  • Age: 28 (Season 15); 30 (Unfinished Business); 33 (All-Stars)
  • Hometown: New Orleans, La.
  • Previous Seasons: Seasons 15 & 18
  • Current occupation: Harlem Globetrotter
  • Describe what you do: I entertain families around the world.
  • Biggest mistake you made in your previous season: Didn’t pay attention to detail.
  • Most memorable moment from your first Race: The water slide in season 15
  • Favorite place you visited on your first season: Holland
  • How have you changed since the last time you competed? I haven’t changed.
  • What are you passionate about? Family
  • People would be surprised to learn: I’m a quiet person.
  • Biggest challenge you and your teammate will face on The Race together: None
  • Pet peeve about your teammate: Sometimes he’s too nice… Lol!
  • What country and place would you most like to visit and why? Dubai - beautiful city.
  • What do you hope to accomplish by running The Race (other than winning one million bucks)? Just want to enjoy the race.
  • Any strategic changes you will make heading into this Race: No change; respect the Race and have fun.

VideoEdit

The Amazing Race Unfinished Business - Nate & Herb00:47

The Amazing Race Unfinished Business - Nate & Herb

Flight Time & Big Easy On Their Return

The Amazing Race 18 - Globetrotters Finish Strong02:16

The Amazing Race 18 - Globetrotters Finish Strong

Flight Time & Big Easy On Their 2nd Place Finish



The Amazing Race 15Edit

Race History Edit

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Season 15 intro cap

  • Leg 1: 5th
    • They were able to make it on the first flight after taken the correct license plate.
    • Icon-Roadblock Sushi Roulette: Big Easy
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 5th.
  • Leg 2: 3rd
    • Started the leg in 5th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Duck Herding: Flight Time
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd.
  • Leg 3: 1st
    • Started the leg in 3rd place.
    • Icon-Detour Child's Play
    • Icon-Roadblock Disassemble VCRs: Flight Time
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 1st and won a trip for two from Travelocity to Aruba.
  • Leg 4: 2nd
    • Started the leg in 1st place.
    • Icon-Detour Wrap
    • Icon-Roadblock Perform Monkey Act: Flight Time
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd.
    • Due to Zev & Justin losing the passport, they moved up to 2nd.
  • Leg 5: 3rd
    • Started the leg in 2nd place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Find Water: Big Easy.
    • Icon-Detour Find A Snowman
    • As they left, they told Mika & Canaan to bring their coats inside due to the freezing temperatures indoors.
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd.
  • Leg 6: 6th
    • Started the leg in 3rd place.
    • Reached the Dubai Creek in 4th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Crack The Code: Big Easy
    • Big Easy Struggled to guess the code.
    • Finished the roadblock in Last Place.
    • Reached the Abra Station in Last Place.
    • Icon-Detour Glass
    • Icon-Detour Switched to Gold
    • Finished the Detour in Last Place.
    • Mika was scared to go down the slide, giving Flight Time and Big Easy a chance to step up.
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 6th.
  • Leg 7: 3rd
    • Started the leg in last place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Counting Bells: Flight Time
    • Icon-Detour Farmer's Dance
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd.
  • Leg 8: 1st
    • Started the leg in 3rd place.
    • Icon-Detour Nobel Dynamite
    • Icon-Roadblock Switchback - Hay Bales: Big Easy
    • Flight Time mentions it's his birthday on this leg.
    • Big Easy found the flag 1st.
    • Icon-PitStop Arrived 1st and won a trip for two from Travelocity to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Leg 9: 3rd
    • Started the leg in 1st place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Solve Secret Message: Flight Time
    • Icon-Detour Serve
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd.
  • Leg 10: 3rd
    • Started the leg in 3rd place.
    • Icon-Detour Slow & Steady
    • Icon-Roadblock Find Mandolin: Big Easy
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd.
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Flight Time & Big Easy were eliminated from the race in 4th Place after taking a penalty.

  • Leg 11: 4th (4 hour penalty; Eliminated)
    • Started the leg in 3rd Place.
    • Arrived at the Spanish Synagogue in 3rd Place.
    • Arrived at the Roadblock in 3rd Place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Kafka-Esque: Big Easy
    • Caught up to Dan whether he found the 5 letters.
    • Were neck to neck with Dan.
    • Struggled through the Roadblock.
    • Worked with Dan in the Roadblock.
    • Got a few times wrong in the Roadblock.
    • When Dan got it right, he refuse to give Big Easy the answer, allowing him to struggle even more.
    • Brian caught up with Big Easy.
    • Still struggled through the Roadblock.
    • When Brian got it right, Big Easy decided to go for the 4 hour penalty, allowing his team to fall to last place.
    • After their 4 hour penalty, got their clue in Last Place.
    • Arrived at the Kyrocentrum in Last Place.
    • Were directly asked to go to pit stop.
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived last and were eliminated.

The Amazing Race 18: Unfinished BusinessEdit

Race History Edit

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Unfinished Business intro cap

  • Leg 1: 5th (Superleg)
    • Icon-Roadblock Swim With Sharks: Flight Time
    • Icon-NonEliminationLeg→: Arrived 5th, kept racing.
  • Leg 2: 2nd
    • Kept racing in 5th place.
    • Icon-Detour Spirit World
  • Leg 3: 5th (30 minute penalty)
    • Started the leg in 2nd place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Perform Yabusame Ritual: Flight Time
    • Icon-Detour Prayer of Purity
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd, but were issued a 30-minute penalty because Ron & Christina told Phil about their fanny packs being taken, and were dropped to 5th.
  • Leg 4: 6th (Superleg)
    • Started the leg in 5th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Search for Zodiac Charms: Big Easy
    • Icon-Detour Horn
    • Icon-NonEliminationLeg→: Arrived 6th, kept racing.
  • Leg 5: 6th (2nd U-Turned by Jaime & Cara)
    • Kept racing in 6th place.
    • Icon-Detour Embrace Futrue
    • Clue-Uturn2: U-Turned by Jaime & Cara.
    • Icon-Detour Honor Past
    • Icon-Roadblock Build Dinosaur: Big Easy
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 6th.
  • Leg 6: 7th
    • Started the leg in 6th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Taste Tea: Flight Time
    • Icon-Detour Hindu Art
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 7th.
  • Leg 7: 1st
    • Started the leg in last place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Find Meaning Of Life: Big Easy
    • Icon-Detour Feed The Buffalo
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 1st and won a trip for two from Travelocity to Hawaii.
  • Leg 8: 2nd
    • Started the leg in 1st place.
    • Icon-Detour Long Hard Walk
    • Icon-Roadblock Sweep Chimney: Big Easy
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 2nd.
  • Leg 9: 5th (Use the 1st U-Turn on Jet & Cord; 2nd U-Turn was not used)
    • Started the leg in 2nd place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Measure Liechtenstein: Flight Time
    • Icon-Detour Wheeze
    • Clue-Uturn2: Beat Jet & Cord to the Double U-Turn and used the U-Turn on them.
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 5th.
  • Leg 10: 1st
    • Started the leg in last place.
    • Icon-Detour Rescue
    • Icon-Roadblock Chocolate Gnome: Flight Time
    • As he opens the refrigerator door, he doesn't seem to remember which one of the molds was his because there were so many halves.
    • Flight Time takes the mold from the bottom, to which Vyxsin points out that it was hers.
    • Big Easy accused Vyxsin of stealing Flight Time's mold, though she denies it.
    • Not believing Vyxsin's denials, Big Easy continued the accusation.
    • Kent then jumps in and accused Big Easy of throwing the blame around.
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 1st and won a trip for two from Travelocity to the Cook Islands.
  • Leg 11: 3rd
    • Started the leg in 1st place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Samba: Big Easy
    • Icon-Detour On The Rocks
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 3rd and are one of three teams who would be racing for 1.000.000 USD.
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Flight Time & Big Easy finished the race in 2nd place.

  • Leg 12: 2nd
    • Started the leg in last place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Transport Boat: Flight Time
    • Icon-Roadblock Bob Dive: Big Easy
    • Realizes the sisters were too far ahead of them but decided to press on while reminiscing about having a great time.
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 2nd.



The Amazing Race 24: All-Stars (2014)Edit

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All Stars intro cap

  • Leg 1: 7th
    • Icon-Roadblock Who's feeling wired?:
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 7th.
  • Leg 2: 5th
    • Started the leg in 7th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Who's the mechanic:
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 5th.
  • Leg 3: 5th
    • Started the leg in 5th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Who will fall for this one?:
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 5th.
  • Leg 4: 6th
    • Started the leg in 5th place.
    • Icon-Roadblock Who's got a spring in their step?:
    • Icon-PitStop: Arrived 6th.
  • Leg 5: 6th
  • Leg 6: 6th
  • Leg 7: 6th
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Flight Time & Big Easy were eliminated from the race in 6th Place.

  • Leg 8: 6th (Eliminated)



Post-RaceEdit

TriviaEdit

  • First team to be eliminated in the Czech Republic.
  • First team to run 30 legs.
  • Most leg traveled by a team in a career, 31 legs (tied with Jet & Cord).
  • (From season 15 and Unfinished Business) Most legs traveled by a male team in two seasons, 23 legs. (tied with Oswald & Danny)
  • Highest finish by an African-American male team, 2nd place.
  • One of the three teams who participated in the race three times (joined by Jet & Cord and Margie & Luke).
  • First team to be U-Turned by a team who had also been U-Turned in the same leg.
  • First team to be U-Turned by a team who had been eliminated in the same leg.
  • First U-Turned team to check in ahead of the other team that U-Turned them.
  • Highest average placing team who were the 9th team to be eliminated, 3.09 (tied with Derek & Drew)

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