(San Francisco – Jan. 2020) Prior to their debut at Chase Center with two games this Saturday, Harlem Globetrotters star Zeus McClurkin made the new arena’s first ever trick shot from the catwalk early this morning. Following the made basket from the rafters, Zeus challenged Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, stating “Alright Steph, your shot! I’m pretty sure that’s an H.” – referring to the popular basketball game of H-O-R-S-E. The video was posted minutes ago and is approved for media (courtesy Harlem Globetrotters).
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Earlier this season, Zeus also proved Curry’s new tunnel shot is makeable, as the trick shot artist made a no-look rainbow shot backwards (video).
The Globetrotters will make their Chase Center debut when their new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour comes to San Francisco this Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., as part of seven games in the Bay Area. The world-famous team will also return to Oakland Arena (formerly Oracle Arena) on Saturday, Jan. 18 for games at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in addition to SAP Center at San Jose on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 20 for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at 1 p.m.
A trip to the Bay Area has extra meaning for the Globetrotters in recent years, as the comparison between the Globetrotters and the Golden State Warriors is commonplace for media, fans and players. The Globetrotters have collaborated with the Warriors on several occasions, including a visit with Stephen Curry in 2018 (video) and an introduction of the Globetrotters’ 4-point shot with Klay Thompson in 2017 (video).