Scientists are still puzzled by the contents of the modern basketball—they believe it to be filled either with helium or several baseballs. Contemplate this conundrum with this GrouponLive deal to see the Harlem Globetrotters, presented locally by Modell's, play at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday, October 7, at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. for ticketholders and 3 p.m. for ticketholders with a Magic Pass. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $37, you get one ticket (up to a $61.20 value, including all fees) for seating in one of the following areas:
- Rows 14–20 of lower-level sections 6, 10, 22, or 26
- Rows 1–9 of midlevel sections 122 and 126
- For $46, you get one ticket for seating in one of the above areas, plus a Magic Pass (a $76.50 value, including all fees).
- For $45, you get one ticket for lower-level seating in rows 1–13 of sections 6, 10, 22, and 26 (up to an $81.65 value, including all fees).
- For $55, you get one ticket for seating in one of the areas mentioned in the prior option, plus a Magic Pass (a $100.45 value, including all fees).
- For $58, you get one ticket (up to a $115.80 value) for lower-level seating in one of the following areas:
- Rows A–E of sections 1 and 31
- Rows B–E in sections 15, 16, and 17
- Rows C–E in section 13 and 19
- Rows D and E in section 3
- For $67, you get one ticket for seating in one of the areas mentioned in the prior option, plus a Magic Pass (a $134.15 value, including all fees).
The Magic Pass grants access to a special 30-minute exhibition of tricks and hands-on basketball fun with the players from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll get a chance to meet the Globetrotters along with their mascot, Globie, and get autographs.
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 Milum, 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 5'2" Too Tall and 7'8" Tiny, the world's tallest pro basketball player.
During the October game at Barclays Center, 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 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.