The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take the court at JQH Arena
in Springfield on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. It's part of the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour.
The Globetrotters tell us the 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules that fans vote on before the game.
• 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.
Online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want.
Tickets start at $19.00. You can buy them at www.jqharena.com, the JQH Arena box office or by phone at 888-476-7849.