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Harlem Globetrotters tickets are trending at the top of sports traffic across the country, said Marta Ault at BuyAnySeat.com. The club’s 2014 Fans Rule Tour still has 104 games in 83 cities yet to play across the continent including Greenville, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, Missoula, Norfolk, Daytona Beach, Bozeman, Billings, Raleigh, Miami, Boca Raton, Kissimmee, Newark, University Park, Orlando, Reading, Calgary and Edmonton after playing in Roanoke and Pensacola tonight.

The Harlem Globetrotters are sitting pretty with fans. After playing in Roanoke and Pensacola tonight, the team hits Greenville, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, Missoula and Norfolk next.

They are known the world over for their wild and wacky on-court antics. They take the floor to their signature song “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Brother Bone. They’re slamming and jamming, jumping and dunking, and spinning basketballs on their fingertips.

They joke with the fans. They play with the kids. They tease their opponents and playfully ridicule the refs. And all the while, they put on a dazzling display of basketball skills, complete with gravity-defying moves, amazing trick shots, and a full rasher of passing and shooting razzle dazzle.

After some 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters can still hoop it up. In fact today, it appears that their unique brand of athleticism, theatre and comedy are more popular than ever. The team first hit the hardwood in 1927, and has played more than 20,000 exhibition games in 120 countries on six continents to an estimated 130 million fans including everyone from Presidents of the United States to the Pope.

This year’s “Fans Rule” tour opened at the I Wireless Center in Moline, Illinois on January 4, and still has 104 games in 83 cities on the schedule. After performing in Roanoke and Pensacola tonight, the touring teams stop in Greenville, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, Missoula, Norfolk, Daytona Beach, Bozeman, Billings, Raleigh, Miami, Boca Raton, Kissimmee, Newark, University Park, Orlando, Reading, Calgary and Edmonton next.

“Online traffic for Harlem Globetrotters has been very steady and trending extremely high,” said Marta Ault at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com. “Many of the venues are filling up now that the Olympics are over and other sports are still in mid season.”

“That’s why we’re proud to be able to offer fans the most complete and continuously refreshed selection of tickets online, with a worry-free guarantee to protect their purchase,” added Ault.

“To access the full roster Harlem Globetrotters tickets we have available, fans can go to BuyAnySeat.com and search for Harlem Globetrotters – then select their tickets.”

Similar to last year’s You Write the Rules tour, local fans can vote on a new rule that the team will add to their upcoming game to make it even more fun and exciting. Fans can go online and vote for which rule they think is the best. These rules could involve anything from playing with two basketballs at once to 4-point shots. The rule with the most pre-game votes is then used in the actual game.

The Globetrotters originated on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois in the 1920’s where all of the original players grew up. Over the years, the team has evolved into an exhibition basketball franchise known for its players’ astonishing and acrobatic ball-handling tricks and athletic moves – and, of course, the team’s flair for engaging the audience in their captivating court-side comedy and theatre.

At one point, the Globetrotters were one of the best teams in the country. However, with the rise of the National Basketball Association in the 1950s the Globetrotters found different avenues to success.

Recently the team introduced the 4-point shot from a 35-foot arc and a penalty box for any `funny business’ by a player. Plus, all of the penalties in a game are typically assessed against one of the Globetrotters due to their playful antics.

In 2012, the Globetrotters introduced their version of summer basketball camp called Summer Skills Clinics. Clinics are available for boys and girls (age 6–12) and are designed so that no experience is required.

At clinics, kids get the opportunity to get coached by actual players. They learn fundamentals, do drills and practice tricks. Plus, they participate in important character-building meetings with messages delivered by the team. Their clinics have grown nationally every year and are located at 24 Hour Fitness centers across the country.

Former Globetrotters include Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain, Connie “The Hawk” Hawkins, Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, Marques Haynes, Meadowlark Lemon, Jerome James, Reece “Goose” Tatum, Hubert “Geese" Ausbie and numerous others. (Source: wikipedia.org)

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