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Globetrotters coming to Hartford’s XL Center

HARTFORD — The Harlem Globetrotters are back in Connecticut for a doubleheader at the XL Center in Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 and 7 p.m.This year’s team features both the tallest and shortest Globetrotters ever. Tiny Sturgess measures in at 7 feet, 8 inches tall, while Too Tall Hall is just 5 feet, 2 inches. Sturgess also holds the current Guinness World Record as the world’s tallest professional basketball player.The Globetrotters’ 2012 World Tour is the team’s 86th consecutive season of touring the world. The team has played in 120 countries and territories on six continents for more than 134 million fans.Every Globetrotters game now features the four-point shot, which is 35 feet from the basket, nearly 12 feet beyond the NBA’s three-point arc. Proponents of the shot say it could revolutionize the game of basketball.The North American leg of the Globetrotters’ 2012 World Tour began last December and runs until mid-April. The team will play nearly 270 games in more than 230 cities in 46 states and five Canadian provinces.Tickets start at $17 and are available at the XL Center ticket office or www.harlemglobetrotters.com

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