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The Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team. They combine athleticism, theaterand comedy in their style of play. Over the years, they have played more than 26, exhibition games in countries and territories. Their mascot is an anthropomorphized globe named Globie. The A Mes Funérailles - Pierre Louki - Louki Pleure Et Louki Rit plays over live events worldwide each year.
The team is currently owned by Herschend Family Entertainment. The Globetrotters originated on the south side of ChicagoIllinoisinwhere all the original players were raised. The Globetrotters began as the Savoy Big Five, one of the premier attractions of the Savoy Ballroom opened in Januarya basketball team of African-American players that played exhibitions before dances due to declining dance attendance. That autumn, those players, led by Tommy Brookins, formed a team called the "Globe Trotters" and toured Southern Illinois that spring.
Abe Saperstein became involved with the team as its manager and promoter. Saperstein selected HarlemNew YorkNew Yorkas 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. The Globetrotters were perennial participants in the World Professional Basketball Tournamentwinning it in In a heavily attended matchup a few years later, the Globetrotters—Lakers gamethe Globetrotters made headlines when they beat one of the best white basketball teams in the country, the Minneapolis Lakers now the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Globetrotters continued to easily win games due to Harlem owning the entire talent pool consisting of the best black basketball players of the country at the time. Once one of the most famous teams in the country, the Globetrotters were eventually eclipsed by the rise of the National Basketball Associationparticularly when NBA teams began fielding African-American players in the s.
The Globetrotters gradually worked comic routines into their act—a direction the team has credited to Reece "Goose" Tatum who joined in —and eventually became known more for entertainment than sports. Inthe Globetrotters invited Louis "Red" Klotz to create a team to accompany them on their tours.
This team, the Washington Generals who also played under various other Lost Boys - The Globetrotters - Both Sides became the Globetrotters' primary opponents. The Generals are effectively Lost Boys - The Globetrotters - Both Sides for the Globetrotters, with the Globetrotters handily defeating them in thousands of games. Inthe Globetrotters played nine games in Moscow after Saperstein received an invitation from Vasily Gricorevich, the director of Lenin Central Stadium.
However, according to one report, spectators were initially confused: "A Soviet audience of 14, sat almost silently, as if in awe, through the first half of the game. It warmed up slightly in the second half when it realized the Trotters are more show than competition.
The games were used as evidence that U. Many famous basketball players have played for the Globetrotters. The Globetrotters signed their first female player, Olympic gold medalist Lynette Woodardin Because nearly all of No.
1 In C Minor - Schubert* And Schnabel* - Schubert And Schnabel (Volume II) team's players have historically been African Americanand as a result of the buffoonery involved in many of the Globetrotters' skitsthey drew some criticism during the Civil Rights era. The players were accused by some civil-rights advocates of "Tomming for Abe", a reference to Uncle Tom and Jewish owner Abe Saperstein. However, prominent civil rights activist Jesse Jackson who would later be named an Honorary Globetrotter 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. He was the first non-black player on the Globetrotters' roster since Bob Karstens played with the squad in — While parts of a modern exhibition game are pre-planned, the games themselves are not fixed. This once led to an Hip This House (Hip House Apella) - Shadows J - Hip This House defeat at the hands of the Washington Generals into the distress of the watching crowd, after the Globetrotters lost track of a big lead with their tricks and the Generals hit a game-winning buzzer-beater.
Roster Last transaction: Starting inthe Globetrotters Lua Girou - Milton Nascimento - Geraes conducted an annual "draft" a few days before the NBA draftin which they select players they feel fit the mold of a Globetrotter.
The Globetrotters have honored seven players by retiring their numbers :. Ten people have been officially named as honorary members of the team: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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