The Globetrotters were perennial participants in the World Professional Basketball Tournament, winning it in 1940. Once one of the best teams in the country, the Globetrotters were eclipsed by the rise of the National Basketball Association, particularly when NBA teams began fielding African-American players in the 1950s. 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.
Drum roll please….. My readers can get discount tickets for the Harlem Globetrotters games! The discount code is “TOGETHER” and will save you $7 on every ticket purchased for any game on the Harlem Globetrotters 2013 “You Write the Rules” tour schedule which can be found here: http://globi.es/VCR91s. (discount available on select ticket levels). Enjoy.