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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Harlem Globetrotters Introduce Four-Point Shot (Video)

Call me a downer, but the Harlem Globetrotters don’t really excite me. It’s great for little kids and families and people who just want to see some crazy shenanigans on the court, but that’s about it. However, I’m buying the new idea that they’re selling.  As Deadspin pointed out, the Globetrotters will debut a four-point shot this weekend.  The only argument I have with the idea is that the shot could be worth five points.  The spot on the floor that players have to shoot from to earn four points is 35 feet from the basket.  I would have no problem handing out four points for a 30-foot shot, but that’s just me.  Then again, it doesn’t look like the Trotters are going to have a problem hitting it.  Check out this video:

Players can only shoot the four-pointer during the final three minutes of each quarter, which is also a smart idea.  Otherwise, the games might get even more out of hand than they already are.  In any event, kudos to the Globetrotters marketing department.



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