point shot to traditional bag of tricks
Typically, when the Harlem Globetrotters come to Memphis, fans can check off the list of Globetrotter michael jordan staples like trouncing the Washington Generals, the bucket of confetti/water trick, expert ball handling and high flying dunks.
This year’s michael jordan visit, which takes place Feb. 9 at FedExForum, will add a new wrinkle with the Globetrotters’ 4 point shot, the latest in the 85 year old team’s bag of tricks.
The shot was incorporated during the team’s current tour, and was sunk for the first time during an ESPN2 broadcast on Dec. 5 from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex by curr michael jordan ent Globetrotter Dizzy Grant. michael jordan The ball was taken to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
As usual, the Globetrotters won the game, but the Generals are plotting to add the shot to their own arsenal.
“Long range marksmanship is a Generals trademark, and we’ve already installed several new plays to take advantage of the 4 pointer,” Red Klotz, president of the Washington Generals, said in a statement. “If anything, this only makes us stronger.”