The Harlem Globetrotters, the sensational exhibition basketball team combining athleticism, theater, and comedy is coming to the BMO Harris Bradley Center!
The Harlem Globetortters was founded in 1926 by Abe Saperstein. He was the leading figure in basketball prior to it becoming racially integrated and he took the Globetrotters from an unknown team touring small farm towns in the Midwest during the height of the Depression to a powerhouse that went on to beat the best team in the all white National Basketball Association (NBA). He also introduced the three point shot and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (dedicated to Canadian physician and inventor of the sport, James Naismith) in 1971. 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 unusually difficult shots. They played their debut road game in 1927 (in Hinckley, Illinois) and went on to become a championship team and global icons. They’ve played in 122 countries across all continents (except Antarctica) with a combined audience of over 144 million people. Many basketball players (such as ‘Wee’ Willie Gardner, Connie ‘The Hawk’ Hawkins, Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain, and Nat ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton) who later became famous in the NBA first played for the Globetrotters.
Don’t miss your chance to see the world's home team, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills.