HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS, HOW CAN IT BE TRUE?
TAKE IT FROM THE RED, WHITE
AND BLUE…IT’S ALL TRUE
What stories would you have to tell if you spent 91 years traveling the globe to share laughs and inspiration with 130 million people while showcasing the sport of basketball in 123 countries? When it comes to the epic journeys of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, it’s nothing less than history in the making.
ASTOUNDING GLOBETROTTER FUN
The Globetrotters have played games on courts built over ice rinks, in dusty bullrings, haylofts, rooftops, empty swimming pools, the beach, on board aircraft carriers, on top of desks put together, and even during a rainstorm.
The largest crowd to ever see a Globetrotter game happened in 1951 when 75,000 fans gathered for a performance at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. It was also the year when the Harlem Globetrotters performed in Italy for an audience of one – Holy Father Pope Pius XII.
In 1985, Olympic Gold Medalist Lynette Woodard joined the Harlem Globetrotters as the first female in history to play on a men’s professional basketball team. Sixteen women have since suited up for the Trotters, paving the way for today’s WNBA.
In 2000, Globetrotter Michael “Wild Thing” Wilson soared an unbelievable 12 feet for a Guinness Book of World Records vertical slam dunk, besting his previous record flight of 11’11.”
Two of the most famous players to ever lace ‘em up played for the Harlem Globetrotters – Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain and Magic Johnson.
There’s just too many amazing facts to mention, so keep the ball rolling at www.harlemglobetrotters.com/history/timeline
The Harlem Globetrotters “Amazing Feats of Basketball 2018 World Tour” premieres in the Southland at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario (2/17 at 2pm & 7pm); Honda Center in Anaheim (2/18 at 2pm and 2/24 at 1pm & 7pm); UCSB Events Center in Santa Barbara (2/22 at 7pm); and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (2/25 at 2pm).