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  Harlem Globetrotters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Harlem Globetrotters are a basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports entertainment franchises in the world.
The Globetrotters were initially a serious competitive team, and they beat the premier professional team, the Minneapolis Lakers, two games in a row in 1948 and 1949.
The Harlem Globetrotters visited Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in November of 2000 and named the Pontiff an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
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 Harlem Globetrotters - ArticleWorld
The Harlem Globetrotters are a franchise basketball team that is comprised of star athletes who combine comedy and athleticism to put on a great show for people worldwide.
The Globetrotters began in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois and took on the name Harlem because of its relationship with the mainly Africa-American community.
The Globetrotters were placed in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, and have amazing winning streaks against various college and professional teams.
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 Harlem GlobeTrotters
In 1927 the "Harlem Globetrotters" (they were neither from Harlem nor well-traveled) played their first game in Hinckley, Illinois, wearing red, white, and blue uniforms stitched in Saperstein's father's tailor shop.
Two legendary Globetrotters who played in the 1950s and 1960s, Meadowlark Lemon and Fred "Curly" Neal, were famous for hiding balls under their jerseys and dousing referees with water, then threatening to do the same to the spectators, only to shower them with buckets of confetti.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been the subject of three films (Go Man Go (1948), The Harlem Globetrotters (1951), and The Harlem Globetrotters: Six Decades of Magic (1988), and, in the 1970s, also appeared in a television series and their own cartoon.
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 Be Aware - Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters must be the most well-known basketball team in the world.
The name of the team changed to Saperstein's New York Globetrotters as they continued their tour, but in 1930 it became Harlem New York Globetrotters to signify that the players were all fl although none were from Harlem or New York.
The Globetrotters had a movie done by Columbia Pictures in 1994 that focussed on the teams early years and when South Africa won it's independence, the Globetrotters were the first professional basketball team to play in the now free democratic country.
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 Jan. 22: Harlem Globetrotters
During the past few years, the Globetrotters have played major college teams in competitive games, and this year they will make their sixth-annual appearance at the NCAA Final Four to play the country's top college seniors.
The bread and butter, however, still is the traveling shows against the Nationals, and the Globetrotters have seen a spike in attendance this season, Jackson said.
Harlem Globetrotters owner Mannie Jackson is working on deals for a game vs. Argentina and an animated project.
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 Harlem Globetrotters Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1946, The Harlem Globetrotters celebrate their 20th season, as they play their 3,000th career game in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 1976, Celebrating their 70th anniversary, the Harlem Globetrotters become history's first professional basketball squad to play in a free democratic South Africa in June.
In 1939, the Globetrotters were runners-up to the New York Rens (Hall of Fame, 1963) in the World Professional Basketball Tournament in Chicago.
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 Camping with the Globetrotters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Globetrotters are holding basketball camps across the United States all summer.
You won't be learning bogus drills from some fat chump up the street who thinks he knows basketball cuz he's got a pair of Air Jordans and a headband.
The week-long Globetrotter camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of six and 16.
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 Harlem Globetrotters - HoopsVibe
When Mannie Jackson purchased the Harlem Globetrotters in 1993, one of his goals was to return the team to its roots as one of the top professional basketball teams in the world.
The Globetrotters reclaimed their title over the College All-Star Team on April 6, 2003, when more than 14,800 fans were treated to a thrilling game decided in overtime with a Globetrotter victory 87-85 during Final Four Weekend in New Orleans.
The Globetrotters captured the championship at the 1998 Los Angeles Summer Pro League and cruised to a 120-71 victory over the top four teams from the Pan Arab League during the fall of 1998.
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 Harlem Globetrotters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
For over seven decades, the Harlem Globetrotters have impacted the sport of basketball around the world.
The Globetrotters were instrumental in the development of the fast-break offense, the slam dunk, the development of a scouting system to recruit players, and introduced the figure-eight “weave” offense.
Prior to the 1995 setback, the last Globetrotter loss was on January 5, 1971, in Martin, Tenn., when the New Jersey Reds edged the Globetrotters 100-99 in overtime.
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 P.O.V. - Hardwood . History of the Harlem Globetrotters | PBS
Eventually their name evolved from "Savoy Big Five" to "Saperstein's New York Globetrotters" to the "Harlem New York Globetrotters" and finally just the "Harlem Globetrotters," all in an effort to make it clear that they were an all-fl team that traveled the world.
In 1951, the Globetrotters were called upon by the US State Department to help counteract a communist youth rally in East Germany.
In September of 2002 the Harlem Globetrotters were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
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 The Harlem Globetrotters - Nostalgia Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team started in the 1950s (at that time, the NBA were not allowing African American ballplayers in the league).
All the players were phenomenal in their own right, and the Globetrotters became such an attraction that in the early 70s they were given their own TV cartoon show.
The real Harlem Globetrotters were a blast on Bank Holiday TV in the US.
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 CUA to Take on the Harlem Globetrotters
This month, for example, in addition to playing CUA, the Globetrotters took on last year’s Division II champion, Kentucky Wesleyan College (on Nov. 4), and the Division I University of Iowa (on Nov. 7), University of Minnesota (on Nov. 8) and St. John’s University (on Nov. 10).
The Harlem Globetrotters named Pope John Paul II an “Honorary Harlem Globetrotter” on Nov. 29, 2000, at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
The Globetrotters are the most recognized and popular athletic team in the world, according to the “Q” Sports Ratings compiled by New York-based research firm Marketing Evaluations/TvQ Inc.   And among individual sports stars, only Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are better known than the Globetrotters, according to the same rating system.
publicaffairs.cua.edu /news/globetrotters02.htm   (890 words)

  
 Minneapolis Lakers vs. Harlem Globetrotters
The Minneapolis Lakers and Harlem Globetrotters were two teams on a collision course.
The “Harlem” part of the name not only provided a New York connection, but also indicated that this was an all-fl team.
In addition to managing and coaching the Globetrotters, Saperstein wore a uniform under his overcoat during games and was the team’s lone substitute.
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 Harlem Globetrotters, The @ Toonarific Cartoons
In the 1970’s the Harlem Globetrotters defined professional basketball for much of the globe.
The Globetrotters then appeared in The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine, a live-action variety show which aired on CBS from 1974-76.
In May of 1978, NBC came calling, and packaged reruns of The Harlem Globetrotters with repeats of The Herculoids and C.B. Bears under the title Go Go Globetrotters, which ran for less than a season.
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 ..:: HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS ::..
Fifteen years after their last visit to the Middle East, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters returned to Dubai for a four game basketball show at Al Nasr Sports Club from 5-8th April 2006.
Organized by Delwood, the host of last years signature event The Legends “Rock” Dubai featuring Björn Borg and Ilie Nastase, the original Harlem Globetrotters will have a four day stop in Dubai during their 80th Anniversary World Tour.
The Harlem Globetrotters basketball team was founded in 1926 and has been named the most popular and exciting professional entertainment team in the world.
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 USATODAY.com - Globetrotters defeat of Lakers in '48 contributed to integration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The popular Globetrotters — who often sold out their games — were used by NBA teams as a preliminary act to fill the arenas.
Manny Jackson, the current owner of the Globetrotters who played for them in the '60s, has no doubt that the games were a turning point.
Two Globetrotters played key roles in the integration of the league: In 1950, the Boston Celtics made Chuck Cooper the first fl player to be drafted, and the New York Knickerbockers made Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton the first to sign an NBA contract.
www.usatoday.com /sports/basketball/nba/2003-02-20-globetrotters_x.htm   (486 words)

  
 Harlem Globetrotters - Press Box
The Harlem Globetrotters met their match when they took on Santa's Elves at the Disney Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida.
The Harlem Globetrotters received a pep talk from Larry Brown (center), head coach of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers.
Harlem Globetrotter "Legends" Hubert "Geese" Ausbie and Lynette Woodard.
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 WTTW - Harlem Globetrotters, Chicago's
Harlem being the center of African-American culture, that part of the name provided an instant signal as to the make-up of the team.
In fact, through the early 1950s, the Globetrotters were one of the finest basketball teams in the world, winning the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1940 and beating the mighty Minneapolis Lakers in a watershed game at Chicago Stadium in 1948.
In fact, the complicated and convoluted history I was finding about the Globetrotters nascent days would be very difficult to make clear in a television documentary, especially one that couldn't devote much more than a minute to the issues, given the 75-plus years of history that needed be covered in less than 30 minutes.
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 BULLS: Harlem Globetrotters "World of Fun" Tour
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters will be at the United Center on January 22.
The Harlem Globetrotters, members of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Calss of 2002, have been entertaining fans around the world for nearly 80 years.
And don't forget, at the end of the show, stick around for the exclusive Harlem Globetrotters "Autograph Session!" Everyone will be amazed by the world's greatest basketball experience.
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 NBA.com: NBA TV Scores With the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters
The Globetrotters specials, hosted by NBA TV’s Andre Aldridge, delve into the Globetrotters rich history from the 1920’s up to the present.
The Harlem Globetrotters have played in 117 countries and before 123 million fans worldwide.
The Globetrotters will embark on their 2006 North American tour, the team's 80th consecutive season, in late December.
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 Undefeated Colts To Play Football's Harlem Globetrotters | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Since entering the NFL in the 1976 expansion, the Globetrotter football team has posted a 449-0-1 record, which analysts agree is due in part to their freewheeling, rule-bending, and vastly entertaining style of play, and also in part to their facing the same traditional and hapless opponent, the New York Jets, almost every Sunday.
The Globetrotters' defense is, likewise, not the team's main strength, but Indianapolis coaches insisted that they would not underestimate the Harlem scheme.
"Harlem has a good team," said Manning, who refused to respond to the Globetrotters' taunts and was unable to think of any of his own.
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 Harlem Globetrotters on GameBikes.
Harlem Globetrotters get their Competitive spirit soaring on GameBike's.
One of the highlights of our day was when 4 members of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, who were at the festival to give a demonstration, came over and raced one another on the GameBike's.
Upon finishing the first race there was a friendly discussion among the Globe Trotters as to who actually won the race and to settle the matter it was decided that they would all race again.
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 WetFeet.com >   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Harlem Globetrotters have only lost about 340 games in their 75 years.
Founded in 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters were originally named the Savoy Big Five, after Chicago’s Savoy Ballroom.
In addition to entertaining audiences, the Harlem Globetrotters have influenced the sport of basketball, inspiring the fast break, the slam dunk, and the scouting method of recruiting new players.
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 Harlem Globetrotters On Tour : Nostalgia
The result was Harlem Globetrotters On Tour, one of the most popular sports-styled pinball games of all time.
The Globetrotter experience was completed by the inclusion of the group’s whistled theme song, "Sweet Georgia Brown," in its sound effects.
Even by modern pinball standards, Harlem Globetrotters is a fun game and is fondly remembered as one of the best celebrity pinball machines.
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 Harlem Globetrotters Visit USS Emory S. Land
After a brief tour of the ship, the Globetrotters were given a taste of Navy chow and had the opportunity to meet and greet Sailors on the mess decks.
Air Force Col. Janice Long, chief of Armed Forces Entertainment at the Pentagon, said that the purpose of the Globetrotters' visit was to bring a piece of America to service members and their families overseas.
She added that the tour is a real eye opener for the Globetrotters, and it's a new experience for most of them.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,usn2_122204.00.html   (480 words)

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