This time, fans can mix up the fun by deciding some rules. There can be a 4-point shot — made from 35 feet away. They can decide to award double points. How about some two-ball basketball to shake things up? There's also an option to choose six players on five — that's five Globetrotters against six opponents. And in a little hockey-esque idea, fans can vote to create a penalty box where fouling players are sent to cool their heels.
"During the fourth quarter, the fans in the arena get to pick the rules," Lang said. "It's something that's never been done before."
Lang clearly loves playing the game, but he said his favorite part is the 30 minutes after the game when players hang around to meet fans, sign autographs and get some feedback about the evening.
He has loved the travel afforded by his membership in the organization.
"I pretty much have fun everywhere," he said, adding that some of the most enthusiastic fans are in Latin America.
"The ones in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and even Mexico go crazy for basketball," he said.
"But we always get a great crowd in Charleston, too."
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.