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Encyclopedia > Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Globetrotters
Leagues Independent
Founded 1926
History New York HarlemGlobetrotters
1928–1929
Harlem Globetrotters
1929–present
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Location Harlem, New York City
Team colors Red, White, & Blue
President Nickolas Cardinale (GM)
Head coach Clyde Sinclair (Coach)
Mike St Julien (Coach)
Barry Hardy (Coach)
Tex Harrison (Consultant)
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The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy. Harlem Globetrotters (called Harlem Globe Trotters in the opening titles) was a Saturday morning cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera, featuring animated versions of players from the basketball team, Harlem Globetrotters. ... Image File history File links Globetrotters_logo. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barnstorming in athletics refers to sports teams that travel to various locations, usually small towns, to stage exhibition matches. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Image File history File links Kit_body_basketball. ... Image File history File links Kit_body_thinbluesides. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Kit_body_basketball. ... Image File history File links soccer jersey with thin white sides File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An exhibition game (also known as an exhibition match or simply exhibition, or a demonstration or demo event) is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor (such as tournament or season rankings, or prize money) regardless of the outcome of... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ...


Created by Abe Saperstein in 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, the team adopted the name Harlem because of its connotations as a major African-American community. Over the years they have played more than 20,000 exhibition games in 118 countries. Abe M. Saperstein (July 4, 1902 - March 15, 1966) is the famous creator of the Savoy Big Five, which later became the Harlem Globetrotters. Born in London, England, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... This article describes a type of political entity. ...


Brother Bones's whistled version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" is the team's signature song. Globie has been their mascot since 1993. Brother Bones (born Freeman Davis in 1903, died 1974) was a whistling and bone-playing musician from Montgomery, Alabama. ... Whistling is the production of sound by means of a constant breath of air from the mouth. ... Sweet Georgia Brown is the theme of the Harlem Globetrotters. ...

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Early history

There is no clear consensus as to the very beginnings of the Globetrotters. The official history [1] contains several details which are clearly untrue, such as the team being organized in 1926 in the Savoy Ballroom, which opened in 1927.[2] What is clear is that the genesis of the Globetrotters takes place in the South Side of Chicago in the 1920s, where all the original players grew up. Most of the players also attended Wendell Phillips High School. When the Savoy Ballroom opened in November of 1927, one of the premier attractions was the Savoy Big Five, a basketball team that played exhibitions before dances. In 1928, several players left the team in a dispute over bringing back other players who had left the team. That fall, several players led by Tommy Brookins formed a team called the "Globe Trotters" which would tour southern Illinois that spring. Abe Saperstein became involved with the team, though to exactly what extent is unclear. In any event, by 1929 Saperstein was touring Illinois and Iowa with his basketball team, called the "New York Harlem Globe Trotters". Saperstein decided to pick Harlem as their home city since Harlem was considered the center of African-American culture at the time, and an out of town team name would give the team more of a mystique.[3] After four decades of existence, the Globetrotters played their first "home" game in Harlem in 1968. The Savoy Big Five was the early version of the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Abe M. Saperstein (July 4, 1902 - March 15, 1966) is the famous creator of the Savoy Big Five, which later became the Harlem Globetrotters. Born in London, England, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970. ...


The first star player of those early Globe Trotters (the name would be merged into one word later on) was Albert "Runt" Pullins, an adept dribbler and shooter. Soon he would be joined by 6'3" Inman Jackson, who played center and had a flair for showboating.[4] They would originate the two roles that would stay with the 'trotters for decades, the showman and the dribbler.[5]


The Globetrotters were initially a serious competitive team, and despite a flair for entertainment, they would only clown for the audience after establishing a safe lead in the game. In 1939, they accepted an invitation to participate in the World Professional Basketball Tournament, where they met the New York Rens in the semi-finals in the first big clash of the two greatest all-black professional basketball teams. The Rens defeated the Globetrotters and went on to win the Tournament, but in 1940 the Globetrotters avenged their loss by defeating the Rens in the quarterfinals and advancing to the championship game, where they beat the Chicago Bruins in overtime by a score of 37–36. World Professional Basketball Tournament was an invitational tournament for professional basketball teams in the United States held in Chicago, Illinois by the Chicago Herald American. ... The New York Renaissance, also known as the Rens, were an all-black professional basketball team founded in 1922, a few years before the Harlem Globetrotters. ... The Chicago Bruins were an American basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois that was a member of the American Basketball League. ...


The Globetrotters beat the premier professional team, the Minneapolis Lakers (led by George Mikan), for two years in a row in 1948 and 1949, with the Lakers winning later contests. The February 1948 win (by a score of 61-59, on a buzzer beater) was a hallmark in professional basketball history, as the all-black Globetrotters proved they were on an equal footing with the all-white Lakers. Momentum for ending the National Basketball Association's color line grew, and in 1950, Chuck Cooper became the first black player drafted by an NBA team, the Boston Celtics. From that time on the Globetrotters had increasing difficulty attracting and retaining top talent. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... NBA redirects here. ... Charles Harrison Cooper (September 29, 1926 - February 5, 1984), better known as Chuck Cooper, was one of three players with legitimate claims to be the first African American basketball player in the NBA. Each satisfied a different condition of being first: Cooper was the first black player to be drafted... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


Tony Peyton was the last living member of the original Globetrotters. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1996. He died in Midland, Texas, on July 23, 2007, at the age of eighty-five. Charles Anthony Tony Peyton (March 3, 1922 - July 23, 2007) was an African American who excelled in both the United States Navy and professional basketball. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Midland Government  - Mayor Mike Canon Area  - City 173. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Finding success

Globetrotters player Meadowlark Lemon presenting a ball signed by the team to First Lady Betty Ford in 1974.

The Globetrotters gradually worked comic routines into their act until they became known more for entertainment than sports. The Globetrotters' acts often feature incredible coordination and skillful handling of one or more basketballs, such as passing or juggling balls between players, balancing or spinning balls on their fingertips, and making unusual, difficult shots. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Meadowlark Lemon (born April 25, 1935) is a famous basketball player originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. ... Betty Fords official White House portrait, painted in 1977 by Felix de Cossio Elizabeth Anne Bloomer Warren Ford (born April 8, 1918) is the widow of former United States President Gerald R. Ford and was the First Lady from 1974 to 1977. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ...


Among the players who have been Globetrotters are NBA greats Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain, Connie "The Hawk" Hawkins and Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, as well as Marques Haynes, George "Meadowlark" Lemon, Jerome James, former Temple coach John Chaney, Reece "Goose" Tatum, and Hubert "Geese" Ausbie. Another popular team member in the 1970s and 1980s was Fred "Curly" Neal who was the best dribbler of that era of the team's history and was immediately recognizable due to his shaven head. Baseball Hall of Famers Bob Gibson, Ferguson Jenkins and Lou Brock also played for the team at one time or another. In 1985, the Globetrotters signed their first female player, Olympic gold medalist Lynette Woodard, and their second, Joyce Walker, just three weeks later. A player of a game is a participant therein. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Hawkins dazzled crowds from playgrounds to arenas with his highflying acrobatic moves. ... Nathaniel Sweetwater Clifton Nathaniel Sweetwater Clifton (October 13, 1922 – August 31, 1990) was an American multi-sport athlete best known as the first African American to sign a contract to play in the National Basketball Association Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to the Social Security Administration death records, he... Marques Haynes (October 3, 1926 – ) is a former pro basketball player and member of the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Meadowlark Lemon (born April 25, 1935) is a famous basketball player originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. ... Jerome Keith James (born November 17, 1975 in Tampa, Florida) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. James played at Florida A&M University, and was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft. ... For the private Christian university in Tennessee, see Tennessee Temple University. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ... Reece Goose Tatum (presumably born 1921, but he was elusive about this all his life - January 18, 1967) was a long-time player of the Harlem Globetrotters. ... Hubert Eugene Geese Ausbie played basketball at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas where he earned All-Conference and All-American honors. ... For other uses, see Bob Gibson (disambiguation). ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins CM (born December 13, 1943[1] in Chatham, Ontario, Canada[2]) is a Canadian right-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Louis Clark Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Lynette Woodard (born August 12, 1959, in Wichita, Kansas) was a womens basketball player who made history by becoming the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters and who tasted success abroad before finally reaching, at age 38, her dream of playing in a American womens professional basketball... Joyce Walker is an American basketball player who is most renowned for being the second woman to join the Harlem Globetrotters, following Lynette Woodard. ...


Because virtually all of its players have been African American, and because of the buffoonery involved in many of the Globetrotters' skits, they drew some criticism in the Civil Rights era. The players were derisively accused of "Tomming for Abe", a reference to Uncle Tom and white owner Abe Saperstein. However, prominent civil rights activist Jesse Jackson came to their defense by stating, "I think they've been a positive influence... They did not show blacks as stupid. On the contrary, they were shown as superior." An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Sketch comedy consists of a series of short comedy scenes, or sketches, commonly between one and ten minutes long. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... This article is about the racial term. ... Abe M. Saperstein (July 4, 1902 - March 15, 1966) is the famous creator of the Savoy Big Five, which later became the Harlem Globetrotters. Born in London, England, he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1970. ... Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ...


Winning streaks and rare defeats

Globetrotters playing with spectators

After losing to the Washington Generals in 1962, the Harlem Globetrotters lost only two more games in the next 38 years (12,596 games). Usually they played a "stooge" team owned by Red Klotz, which also appeared as the Boston Shamrocks, New Jersey Reds, Baltimore Rockets, or the Atlantic City Seagulls. On January 5, 1971 they lost in Martin, Tennessee in overtime to the New Jersey Reds; the 100-99 score ended an alleged 2,495-game winning streak (which meant that the Globetrotters were playing 277 games per year up until that date). The Washington Generals were the mainstay opponent of the well-known Harlem Globetrotters for years, but were best known for their spectacular losing streak in fixed exhibition games. ... Louis Red Klotz was an NBA point guard with the Baltimore Bullets, who is probably best known for forming the teams that play against and tour with the Harlem Globetrotters; the Washington Generals and the New York Nationals. ... The Boston Shamrocks were a stooge exhibition basketball team that regularly lost predetermined exhibition games to the Harlem Globetrotters starting in 1971. ... Klotz The New Jersey Reds were an exhibition basketball team that regularly lost kayfabe games to the Harlem Globetrotters during the 1970s. ... The Baltimore Rockets were an exhibition basketball team that regularly lost predetermined exhibition games to the Harlem Globetrotters starting in 1971. ... The Atlantic City Seagulls were an exhibition basketball team that regularly lost kayfabe games to the Harlem Globetrotters starting in 1971. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Klotz The New Jersey Reds were an exhibition basketball team that regularly lost kayfabe games to the Harlem Globetrotters during the 1970s. ... Martin is a city located in Weakley County, Tennessee. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Klotz The New Jersey Reds were an exhibition basketball team that regularly lost kayfabe games to the Harlem Globetrotters during the 1970s. ...


In addition to their hundreds of exhibition games, the Globetrotters have faced some competitive action since the mid-1990s. On September 12, 1995, they lost 91–85 to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's All Star Team in Vienna, Austria ending an alleged run of 8,829 straight victories in going back to 1971 (though 8,829 games in twenty-four years would mean the Globetrotters were playing nearly 368 games per year—or more than one game a day some days, for twenty four years). The 48-year-old Abdul-Jabbar scored 34 points. The Globetrotters won the other 10 games during that European tour. is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ...


They also immediately went on another winning streak of 1,270 before losing 72–68 to the Michigan State University Spartans on November 13, 2000. Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


On Saturday November 15, 2003, the UTEP Miners beat the Harlem Globetrotters 89-88 ending their 288 game win streak. [6] UTEP Miners athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of University of Texas at El Paso. ...


On February 27, 2006, the Globetrotters extended their overall record to exactly 22,000 wins. Their most recent loss came on March 31, 2006 when they went down 87–83 to the NABC College All-Stars to bring their loss tally to just 345—still a winning percentage of 98.4%. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Globetrotters claim all their exhibition games are "real, competitive" contests.[7]


Harlem Globetrotters in films and television

The Harlem Globetrotters have featured in several of their own films and television series over the years;

  • The Harlem Globetrotters, a 1951 feature film starring Whitney Rumsey and other Globetrotters, also featuring Thomas Gomez, Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Walker, and Angela Clarke. Young Bill Townsend drops out of college to join the famous independent Trotter team. He also finds romance along the way. "Goose" Tatum and fancy dribbler Haynes were the star players of the Globetrotters at the time and Saperstein was the owner. Tatum, Haynes, Babe Presley, Ermer Robinson, Duke Cumberland, Clarence Wilson, Pop Gates, Frank Washington, Ted Strong and other current team members appear in the film as themselves. Also featured is a lot of actual game footage (three times against the Celtics with Tony Lavelli and Big Bob Hahn), including their famous "Sweet Georgia Brown" warm-up routine. (Along with making the film, the team toured Major League Baseball stadiums that year and went on their first tour of South America).
  • Coach Reeves of the 1970s TV series The White Shadow persuades the Harlem Globetrotters to prevent his team's winning streak from going to their heads. This is one of the few TV appearances of the Globetrotters where they outscored their opponents in the first half, as the game was mostly a life lesson and not a contest. The Globetrotters would return in a later lesson when one player, overwhelmed by failing his classes, considers dropping out of school and trying out for the Globetrotters, who agree with Coach Reeves that this player cannot throw in the towel on his schoolwork and should finish his education before playing professional basketball.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine, a 1974 live-action Saturday morning variety show starring the Globetrotters which featured comedy skits, blackout gags, and educational segments. The show was produced by Funhouse Productions and Yongestreet Productions for CBS.
  • The Super Globetrotters, a second animated series created by Hanna-Barbera for NBC in 1979. It featured the Globetrotters (now including new squad members James "Twiggy" Sanders, Nate Branch and Louis "Sweet Lou" Dunbar) as undercover superheroes, who would transform from their regular forms by entering magic portable lockers carried in "Sweet Lou" Dunbar's afro, or in a basketball-shaped medallion. Although the Super Globetrotters would first attempt to take on the villain with standard comical heroics, things would almost always be settled with a basketball game.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, a 1981 made-for-TV film featured the Globetrotters alongside Bob Denver and the rest of the cast of Gilligan's Island. The film's plot follows the first animated series' formula to a degree with a conflict that ends with an unusual basketball game against an opposing team made up of robots. The Globetrotters decide to play with standard moves in the first half, which the robots are able to counter, until Gilligan unwittingly comments that they have not done any fancy tricks, which make the Professor advise the team to use their comedic style of play to win, which hopelessly confuses the machines. However, a couple of Globetrotters suffer injuries, and Gilligan and the Skipper have to be substitute players.
  • Harlem Globetrotters: The Team that Changed the World, a 2005 documentary featuring interviews with the Globetrotters, NBA coaches and fans such as Bill Cosby, Samuel L. Jackson, Phil Jackson and Henry Kissinger—himself an honorary Globetrotter—and including photos of the Globetrotters with Pope John Paul II.

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Other appearances

Former Globetrotter Mel Davis was the subject of the short documentary Hardwood, directed by his son, Hubert Davis. This film was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 2006. Hubert Davis is a Canadian filmmaker who was nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming for his directorial debut in Hardwood, a short documentary exploring the life of his father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. ... This is a list of films that have received an Oscar and nomination for best documentary short subject. ...


A contestant on the April 6, 2007, episode of the NBC game show Identity correctly identified "Stranger" #12 as being Eugene Edgerson. is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Identity is a game show, hosted by Penn Jillette and produced by Reveille where contestants can win money by matching 12 strangers one-by-one to phrases about their identities. ...


The Harlem Globetrotters have made multiple appearances on the animated show Futurama. These episodes feature fictional Globetrotters like Ethan "Bubblegum" Tate (played by Phil LaMarr). In the 31st century, it seems that the Globetrotters have a planet all their own, and in the episode "Time Keeps on Slippin'", the Globetrotter Homeworld challenges Earth to a basketball game (for absolutely no stakes beyond the shame of defeat). At one point in the episode, "Bubblegum" declares everyone in Farnsworth's Smell-o-scope room (the Professor, Amy, Zoidberg, and Hermes) an honorary Globetrotter. The Globetrotters appear again in the feature length episode "Bender's Big Score", in which they assist Professor Farnsworth in figuring out the mechanics of Paradox-free Time Travel. The Globetrotter known as "Curley Joe" is a parody of Curly Neal. Futurama is an animated American cartoon series created by Matt Groening (creator of The Simpsons) and David X. Cohen (also a writer for The Simpsons). ... Futuramas recurring characters: Spoiler warning: // In the episode A Big Piece of Garbage, Ron Popeil, his severed head floating in a large jar, mentions several of his inventions including the (fictional) technology to keep human heads alive in jars, implicitly arresting the aging process. ... Phillip Phil LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and prolific voice actor as well as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Television episodes. ... Futurama: Benders Big Score is the proposed name of the straight-to-DVD movie based on the animated series Futurama to be released around Christmas 2007. ...


An episode of All in the Family had Lionel Jefferson agreeing with Archie Bunker that racial quotas and affirmative action are not a good idea and making a comment "because 88% of Americans are white, what if there was a law saying the Harlem Globetrotters were forced to have 88% of their team have white players?". All in the Family is an acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 to April 8, 1979. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Affirmative action in the United States Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity...


A 1991 episode of Saturday Night Live spoofed desegregation of sports with "The First Black Harlem Globetrotter". Michael Jordan plays a fictional player called "Sweet River Banes", who is supposedly the first black member of the Globetrotters in the 1920s. SNL redirects here. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


The Harlem Globetrotters appeared briefly in The Simpsons episode entitled "Homie the Clown" in which Krusty the Clown foolishly bets all his profits from opening a clown college against the Globetrotters stating that he "thought the Generals were due." Simpsons redirects here. ... This article is about The Simpsons episode. ...


The Harlem Globetrotters have also appeared in a special Scooby Doo episode called "Scooby Doo meets the Harlem Globetrotters". Scooby-Doo IS THE SHIT is a short ass-running American animated television series produced for your mom Saturday morning television in several different versions from 1969 to the present. ...


The Globetrotters appeared in a commercial urging charitable support for the Disabled American Veterans where they are shooting baskets with disabled veterans who are playing wheelchair basketball. Disabled American Veterans is an organization for disabled veterans that helps disabled veterans and their families through various means. ... Wheelchair basketball is a sport played primarily by people with disabilities. ...


The Harlem Globetrotters appeared in the 2000 feature film Little Nicky. Little Nicky (2000) is a comedy film written, produced by and starring Adam Sandler, Rhys Ifans, Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. ...


The logo and uniforms of the '70s All-Star Team in the NBA Live video game series resemble the Globetrotter uniforms. Former Globetrotter Wilt Chamberlain is a member of the team.


A Harlem Globetrotter appears in the show 30 Rock when a party of Kenneth Parcell's goes terribly wrong. This article is about the TV series. ... Kenneth Ellen Parcell (Kenneth the Page) is a fictional character portrayed by Jack McBrayer in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. ...


On April 17th 2008, the Globetrotters made a guest appearance at Goodison Park, Liverpool, before a FA Premier League game between Everton and Chelsea. Goodison Park is the home ground of Everton F.C. in Liverpool. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... For other sports leagues which may be referred to by this name, see List of professional sports leagues. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ...


In September 1979, Bally Manufacturing Company, Pinball Division, released a pinball machine called "Harlem Globetrotters On Tour", featuring the members of the Harlem Globetrotters at that time, a pin game that was to become one of Bally's most successful pinball machines ever, with 14,550 units made. The pin game would become a collector's item in later years. More information at www.ipdb.org.


Retired numbers

The Globetrotters have retired five numbers to date: In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ...

Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Marques Haynes (October 3, 1926 – ) is a former pro basketball player and member of the Harlem Globetrotters. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Meadowlark Lemon (born April 25, 1935) is a famous basketball player originally from Wilmington, North Carolina. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Goose Tatum Reece Goose Tatum (May 31, 1921 – January 18, 1967) was an American multi-sport athlete. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Honorary Harlem Globetrotters

These eight people have been officially named as honorary members by the team: 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... Honor (or honor) comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group. ... For the River in the North-East of England, see River Team. ...


In addition, Bill Cosby (in 1972) and Magic Johnson (in 2003) have been signed to $1-a-year lifetime contracts with the Globetrotters[9]. Cosby's was increased to $1.05 in 1986[10]. Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American politician, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... This article is about the year. ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Jackie Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is a retired American athlete, ranked amongst the all-time greatest heptathletes. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... This article is about the year. ... William Henry Bill Cosby, Jr. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the type of currency, for the U.S. Dollar see United States dollar. ... This article is about the year 1. ... A year (from Old English gÄ“r) is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Harlem Globetrotters Timeline. Harlem Globetrotters. Retrieved on 2007-12-29.
  2. ^ Newoman, Scott (2001-01-02). Savoy Ballroom. Jazz Age Chicago. Retrieved on 2007-12-29.
  3. ^ Smith, Jay. Chicago's Harlem Globetrotters. WTTW. Retrieved on 2007-12-29.
  4. ^ Peterson, Robert W., Cages to Jump Shots: Pro Basketball's Early Years, U of Nebraska Press 2002 (p. 107) ISBN 0803287720
  5. ^ Green, Ben, Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall, and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters, Amistad 2005 (pages 42–57). ISBN 0060555491
  6. ^ Globetrotters FAQ From the UTEP Athletics Website.
  7. ^ Globetrotters FAQ official web site
  8. ^ Crowther, Bosley. "THE SCREEN IN REVIEW; Harlem Globetrotters Perform in a Sports Romance, 'Go, Man, Go!' at the Globe", New York Times, March 10, 1954. Retrieved on 2008-05-04. 
  9. ^ Johnson joins Globetrotters to defeat former team. Associated Press. Retrieved on 2008-1-28
  10. ^ Wolfe, Rich, For Mets Fans Only, Indy Tech Publishing 2006 (p. 98). ISBN 0790613344

Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bosley Crowther (July 13, 1905 – March 7, 1981) was an American film critic. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  • Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall, and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters, by Ben Green (2005). HarperCollins, Publishers.

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