Why See The Harlem Globetrotters?
The legendary Globetrotters celebrate their 90th year!
The Harlem Globetrotters have achieved an almost mythic status in the world of American sports. Even someone with zero interest in basketball knows their name and recognizes the iconic red, blue and white kit, whether it be on film, in real life, or the old cartoon series. Now in 2016, the team will celebrate 90 years of touring, entertaining and generally being awesome, as they embark on a springtime tour between February and May this year.
They began as the Savoy Big Five, a basketball team founded in 1926 by London-born Abe Saperstein, before settling on their famous moniker a year later. They were in fact neither from Harlem nor globetrotting (well, not yet anyway!) but Saperstein felt it lent the team an air of mystique. While initially starting out in competitive competitions, the team soon starting adding in extra flair and skill to their play. In the intervening years they've transformed into the greatest exhibition basketball team in the world, their outrageous manoeuvers, athleticism and comedic skits unlike anything else you're likely to witness on a NBA court.
Performance date: 31 March 2017
Suitable for all ages
Approximately two and a half hours, but advised to check with venue
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