Harlem Globetrotters coming to Bridgeport in November

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their family-friendly basketball antics to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. during the team’s Washington Generals’ Revenge Tour.

The Washington Generals are determined to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters in 1971. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off.

Fans attending the Nov. 14 game will be part of a national TV telecast, as the game will be recorded for an ESPN special to be aired at a later date.

Honoring a Hometown Hero

The Globetrotters will honor a Hometown Hero during the game. The team is searching for active, wounded or retired members of the military who have made their community proud with their brave service and exemplary character.

Fans can nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

The Globetrotters will also play a portion of the game with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to military members.

Rim-rattling dunks to comedy

The Globetrotters are known for their “ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction,” according to publicity material. The team is now in its 89th year and has played on six continent, including for presidents, popes, kings and queens.

Tickets start at $23 and are now available at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Webster Bank Arena box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Globetrotter players will sign autographs and take photos with fans after the game.

— as edited by Brad Durrell for the Shelton Herald