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(Hawaii News Now) - The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour comes to Hawaii.

The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports and entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year (a tour that did not make it to Hawaii).  Since the fan response was so overwhelming, the team is doing it again – but with a major twist.

The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules:

  • Hot Hand Jersey – Both teams will have a "Hot Hand Jersey" they can pass among each other.  The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets.
  • Make or Miss – The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team.  When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game.  When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded. 
  • Trick Shot Challenge – Via three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot.   If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points.  If they miss, the other team receives five points.

With a roster showcasing stars such as Flight Time Lang, Hi-Lite Bruton and Dizzy Grant – plus female star T-Time Brawner – the Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind family show features mesmerizing ball handling, an assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks and precise timing – all with an array of comedy guaranteed to entertain the young and the young at heart.  After the games, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs with fans.

To vote for rules or purchase tickets, click here.

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