"Miracle Shot" From Half Court


(PHOENIX, Jan. 16, 2013) –  The Harlem Globetrotters will reward an Atlanta Hawks season ticket holder who miraculously found a way to get a basketball stuck between the rim and the backboard on a shot taken from half court during a promotion on Jan. 11th.


“Kevin the Hawks fan” will receive four tickets to see the Globetrotters and a private meet and greet with the team at Philips Arena on March 16 for accomplishing the rare feat once.  If he can repeat the shot with the same result, the Globetrotters will extend Kevin a one-year contract to tour with the team around the world.

“In my 33 years playing and coaching with the Harlem Globetrotters, I have never seen anyone get a basketball stuck like that,” said Sweet Lou Dunbar, Globetrotter Coach and Director of Player Personnel.  “If Kevin can repeat that shot, I would be happy to welcome him to the team.”

The Globetrotters have invited Kevin to take the shot on the Hawks court when the Globetrotters play at Philips Arena on Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th consecutive year, 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 121 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—over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.


-The Harlem Globetrotters

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