Continually pushing and expanding the sport of basketball, the Harlem Globetrotters have once again set a new mark. Or rather, a new distance.
Beginning in 2017, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first-ever 4-point line, a move that comes six years after the team unveiled the 4-point shot to worldwide acclaim. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. The Globetrotters previously used a four-point circle, two on each side of the court, to designate a four-point shot since they first introduced it in 2010.
The 4-point line will make its debut when the Globetrotters tip off their 2017 World Tour December 26th and will play in over 250 North American markets as well as 30 countries worldwide. The tour stops at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on Saturday, April 22 with two shows at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets will be on sale to the general public on November 8, 2016 viaTicketmaster.