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Harlem Globetrotters to return to Oklahoma City Feb. 9

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 18, 2012
From left TNT Maddox, Handles Franklin, Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess, Hammer Harrison and Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters pose for photos while dribbling across the Brooklyn Bridge using PINK basketballs to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012, in New York. (AP)
From left TNT Maddox, Handles Franklin, Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess, Hammer Harrison and Cheese Chisholm of the Harlem Globetrotters pose for photos while dribbling across the Brooklyn Bridge using PINK basketballs to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012, in New York. (AP)

Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are again introducing something unparalleled in the history of sports and family entertainment.

The team is taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters put on 2 and 7 p.m. shows at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, go to www.chesapeakearena.com.

As previously reported, the Globetrotters will are planning a return engagement at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the BOK Center, 200 S Denver. For more information, go to www.bokcenter.com.

For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.

Parents can online with their children to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule they want to see implemented in the game. Then, families can get their tickets and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.

Tickets, starting at $20, are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Information on group and Scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Before the game, families get to spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos – with the 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass.” After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

This year’s Globetrotters roster features stars such as Special K Daley and Flight Time Lang. They will join many other fan favorites, including 7-foot-8 Tiny Sturgess (the Guinness World Record holder as the World’s Tallest Professional Basketball Player), 5-foot-2 Too Tall Hall (the shortest Globetrotter ever), and female star T-Time Brawner.

The North American leg of the 2013 “Your Write the Rules” World Tour will tip-off on Dec. 26 and will continue through April 2013. The team will play more than 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 87th consecutive year in 2013, 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—more than more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, go to the Globetrotters’ official Web site at www.harlemglobetrotters.com

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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