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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $17.75-$87.75.

Even in this age of Lebrons and Kobes and And1 streetballers with their 720s and off-the-head alley-oops, the Harlem Globetrotters could never be called passe. Sure, they're still goofy (read: family friendly); they've still got names like “Moo Moo” and “Sweet Pea,” and I'm sure they're still doing granny-shot tricks. But the 'Trotters still reign supreme at cool, effortless basketball acrobatics. They knee dribble, blind-fold dunk, shoot hook-shots from half-court, do between-the-legs alley-oops — all the moves you mastered in your room on your Nerf goal long ago. For fans of sportsmanship, you're not likely to find another team so apt at dunking on people that'll smile through it all. Plus, “Sweet Georgia Brown” might be the best theme song ever. Whistle away. Bonus Harlem Globetrotters tidbit: Top three most unlikely honorary Globetrotters — Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger and Pope John Paul II.

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