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January 8, 2013 > Bay Area talent leads Harlem Globetrotters

Bay Area talent leads Harlem Globetrotters

Submitted By Eric Nemeth

Harlem Globetrotters' rookie and Oakland native Tammy "T-Time" Brawner will reach the pinnacle of her fairy tale story when she leads the Globetrotters into the Bay Area for four games. She will return to her roots with her world famous teammates at ORACLE Arena in Oakland on Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and HP Pavilion in San Jose on Sunday, January 20 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

T-Time was born and raised in Oakland and graduated from Skyline High School. After earning her criminal justice degree at Cal State Northridge, she used her remaining year and a half of athletic eligibility to continue her basketball career at Dominican University of California. While earning her MBA at Dominican, her flair and skill on the basketball court led to an all-conference selection.

When T-Time joined the Globetrotters' 2013 rookie class, she became the 10th female in the team's 87 year history. She is one of only three females in the last 20 years.

Known as innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters are taking kid participation and fun to a whole new level when the Globetrotters come to Oakland and San Jose. For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters' 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.

Fans can go online (www.harlemglobetrotters.com/vote) to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters' world championship game.

Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one - shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos. The unique 30-minute pre-show, "Magic Pass," will create memories of a lifetime (All customers must have a game ticket and Magic Pass for entry - Magic Pass sold separately. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court). After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Special K Daley and Flight Time Lang. T-Time will also join many other fan favorites, including 7-foot-8 Tiny Sturgess (the Guinness World Record holder as the World's Tallest Professional Basketball Player), and 5-foot-2 Too Tall Hall (the shortest Globetrotter ever).

Tickets for all for games in the Bay Area on January 19-20 are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, each box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

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