America’s premier exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters is celebrating 90 years of live performances in one giant touring show planned for 2016. Make reservations as the star-studded team makes its way to the Scotiabank Saddledome.
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About the Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team. This means that the Globetrotters compete in friendly, warm up games to display basketball artistry, skillful ball handling and wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Formed in 1926, the exhibition team was initially named the Chicago Globetrotters, based in Chicago, Illinois. The team played its first friendly game at the Savoy Ballroom in 1927. Within a year’s time, the basketball team was seen touring across Illinois and Iowa. In 1929, the Chicago Globetrotters changed its name to the New York Harlem Globetrotters and in the same year the team’s Coach Abraham M. Saperstein decided to move the team to Harlem, New York as the city was considered to be the African-American culture’s hub.
Globetrotters’ Celebrates 90 Years
Over the years, the Harlem Globetrotters have enjoyed immense success. In 1940, the exhibition team won the World Professional Basketball Tournament. In 2006, the Harlem based team celebrated 22,000 wins to a mere 345 losses (0.985 winning percentage), ranking them among the best exhibition basketball teams. Over the years several NBA legends have also played as part of this team. These include Connie Hawkins, Wilt Chamberlain, Reece Tatum and Fred Neal. To watch a fun-filled basketball game where this celebrated team is scheduled to play, get the Harlem Globetrotters Calgary tickets.