The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Carrier Dome on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011. And they’re bringing their fabulous 4-point shot (http://www.the4pointshot.com/), made for the first time Dec. 5 during a Globetrotters-Washington Generals game.
Globetrotter Dizzy Grant drilled the first official 35-footer in the closing seconds of the first quarter of the Globetrotters’ nationally televised (on ESPN2) victory over the Washington Generals at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World. The ball and the 4-point circle used for the shot are headed to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Throughout the Globetrotters’ 2011 “4 Times the Fun” North American Tour—which will travel to 220 cities in 46 U.S. States and six Canadian provinces—every game will feature two designated 4-point shooting circles on each side of midcourt, each located 35 feet from the basket (the circles are 12 feet beyond the NBA’s official 3-point line).
The Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive year in 2011, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment.
Tickets for the Globetrotters’ Syracuse appearance (Thursday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.) range from $23.25 to $101.25 and are available by phone (888-DOMETIX), at the Carrier Dome box office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00004564E4F89AAD.
For more on the Globetrotters, visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/.