About The 4-Point Shot
The Harlem Globetrotters, who have contributed more innovations to the game of basketball than any other team in history, announced today that the team has approved the implementation of the first-ever 4-point shot as part of all of its games on the team's 2011 "4 Times the Fun" North American tour, which begins December 26. The 2011 tour marks the team's record 85th season of touring.
Throughout the 2011 North American tour, which will travel to 220 cities in 46 U.S. States and six Canadian provinces between December 26 and April 17, every Globetrotters game will now feature two designated 4-point shooting spots on each side of midcourt, each located 35 feet from the basket (the spots are 12 feet beyond the NBA's official 3-point line). The 4-point option is expected to further open up the playing floor for the Globetrotters as well as their opponents, the Generals, and is expected to generate even more high-scoring action and competitive play.