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The Harlem Globetrotters are on their way back to Milwaukee! (PHOTO: Harlem Globetrotters)

Globetrotters return for New Year's Eve tradition and new world record attempt

Carrying on a longstanding tradition, the Harlem Globetrotters will bring their on-court hoops antics and pyrotechnics to the Fiserv Forum on New Year's Eve.

The nearly century-old basketball troupe will bring its "Pushing the Limits" World Tour to the Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 31, for performances at 1 and 6 p.m.

The Globetrotters – who already hold 21 world records – will take a stab at setting a new world record live during each game on the tour this year. So, you could be witness to b-ball history if you're there. And if they don't set a new record? You'll still have a blast to help usher in 2020.

Tickets are on sale now at harlemglobetrotters.com and FiservForum.com.

At 94 years old – the team, that is, not any of the players – the Globetrotters are on target to play nearly 300 games over the course of the year.

The current team includes b-ball thrillers like Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm. The team, awesomely enough, also includes women hoopsters like TNT Lister and Torch George, making the 'Trotters more progressive than the pro leagues.

"The Globetrotters have always been entertainers and innovators, and this season will be no exception," said Head Coach and Globetrotter legend Lou Dunbar. "Our fans have come to expect more than just a great show, and this season promises to deliver more entertainment and excitement than ever before. We can't wait to get the season started and create memories that last a lifetime!"

This year's performances will include a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the 30-foot (or more) four-point shot. They will introduce a new "Fifth Quarter" free post-game autograph session, and will bring back the "Magic Pass" pre-game, allowing fans onto the court for photos and autographs.

Surely, the world's best dancing mascot will also be there:


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