The Harlem Globetrotters are a national institution and an American icon. You could be anywhere in the world and if you hear their signature whistled theme song, you’d instantly think “Harlem Globetrotters!” For 88 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been wowing crowds through more than 25,000 games, entertaining everyone from Presidents to Popes.
If you are not familiar with the Harlem Globetrotters, read on.
They are known as “the magicians of basketball” and this exhibition basketball team travels the world to show-off their brilliant skills. The show is a great mix of supreme athletics, theater and a comedy routine. It’s good ‘ole fashioned family fun at its finest that has thrilled audiences for generations.
From our friends at Harlem Globetrotters:
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour comes to Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.
The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports and entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year. Since the fan response was so overwhelming, the team is doing it again – but with a major twist.
The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules:
Hot Hand Jersey – Both teams will have a “Hot Hand Jersey” they can pass among each other. The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets.
Make or Miss – The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team. When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game. When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded.
Trick Shot Challenge – Via three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot. If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points. If they miss, the other team receives five points.
The Smarty Harlem Globetrotters Giveaway:
Y-O-U could win a family 4-pack to the Harlem Globetrotters on 3/22/14! To enter, do this:
1) Vote in comments below with which new rule (see above) your kids would like to see in Charlotte.
2) Like and share this post on facebook.
3) You MUST be a CSP e-newsletter subscriber.
The fine print: Please include your first and last name with email address so we can contact you if you win. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 19th.
The Charlotte Smarty Pants Harlem Globetrotters Discount:
Smarties, you can get a $5 discount on up to 8 tickets (select price levels only) by using the discount code TROTTER with this link.