HOUSTON – The Harlem Globetrotters will launch their new world tour in Houston on Dec. 26-27.
To get ready, star Globetrotter and three-time world record holder Thunder Law nailed an unlikely shot from the roof at NRG Stadium – home to the Houston Texans and host of Super Bowl LI.
The Globetrotters have made it a tradition to attempt trick shots off arenas where they play, including baskets from atop the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and Madison Square Garden in New York City.
With the NRG Arena roof in Houston being too small for the world famous basketball team, they called the Houston Texans to gain access to their stadium next door.
The long path to the retractable roof includes climbing up the catwalk and fitting through two small hatches.
The Globetrotters will play three games at NRG Arena on Monday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
After beginning their world tour in Houston, the Globetrotters will play in Austin (Dec. 28), San Antonio (Dec. 29), Corpus Christi (Jan. 1), Hidalgo (Jan. 2), Amarillo (Jan. 4), Lubbock (Jan. 6), Beaumont (Jan. 24), Waco (Jan. 27) and Dallas (Jan. 28-29).