With their distinctive, red, white, and blue candy-striped uniforms, the Harlem Globetrotters are instantly recognizable on most courts and maddeningly difficult to guard during pickup games in barber-pole factories. Witness basketball at its most colorful with this GrouponLive deal to see the Harlem Globetrotters play at the Patriot Center in Fairfax on Saturday, March 2 or Sunday, March 3. Doors open one hour before each game for ticketholders, and two hours before each game for ticketholders with a Magic Pass. Magic Passes grant access to a special 30-minute exhibition of tricks and hands-on basketball fun with the players from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. before Saturday's game and from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. before Sunday's game; pass holders also get the chance to meet the Globetrotters and their mascot, Globie, and to collect autographs. Choose from the following options:
For the game on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- For $37, you get one G-Pass for seating in row JJ of section 108; rows DD–JJ of sections 123–124; rows DD–FF of section 130; or rows A–C of section 117 (up to a $73 value, including all fees).
- For $55, you get one G-Pass for the same seating outlined in the above option, plus a Magic Pass (up to a $92 value, including all fees).
For the game on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.
- For $37, you get one G-Pass for seating in rows DD–JJ of sections 123–124 or rows A–E in sections 117 or 130 (up to a $73 value, including all fees).
- For $55, you get one G-Pass for the same seating outlined in the prior option, plus a Magic Pass (up to a $92 value, including all fees).
Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2012 tour, a rotating roster of Globetrotter favorites take to the hardwood each game, so spectators might spot Special K sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker Quake, whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 Too Tall and 7-foot-8 Tiny, the world's tallest pro basketball player.
During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. Having performed in 120 countries and on all six penguin-overrun continents, the Globetrotters are one of the few teams inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.