The Harlem Globetrotters will be appearing at the Arena at Gwinnett Center on March 12, 2011! This basketball team is one like no other. The Globetrotters not only play basketball, but they also entertain their audiences with comedy and impressive basketball stunts.
[ad#300 x 250 L-side]Basketball games involving the Harlem Globetrotters aren’t exactly the same as league-based basketball games. The Harlem Globetrotters are not part of any basketball league, and they play independently without any concern of winning, losing, tournaments, prize money, and other factors that normally come into play with league basketball. Their team is considered an exhibition team, which means the games are never too serious or competitive. The Globetrotters travel all over the world playing basketball and performing for their legions of devoted fans.
More about the Harlem Globetrotters
Many people might be surprised to learn that the Harlem Globetrotters have actually been around since 1926. At first, the team did play basketball competitively. Over time, they turned into more of an entertainment basketball team when it became customary for them to do tricks and stunts for their fans once it appeared that they had scored enough points to win their games. Fans came to expect this out of them, and they only grew in popularity as a result.
There are many notable basketball players on the Harlem Globetrotters team, both past and present. Basketball legends Wilt Chamberlain and Fred Neal are two former players. The team has also had a few female players, including Olympic medalists Joyce Walker and Lynette Woodard.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been a hit on TV and at the movies in addition to being a big deal amongst basketball fans. A movie titled The Harlem Globetrotters came out in the ’50s. There was also a Saturday morning cartoon called Harlem Globetrotters about the team which ran for three full years on CBS in the early ’70s.
Today, the Harlem Globetrotters continue to tour the world along with making several public appearance on television. The Harlem Globetrotters play over 365 games per year thanks to their large number of team members. Try not to miss Harlem Globetrotters – Atlanta Arena at Gwinnett Center.