Harlem Globetrotter Tour | If you are basketball fan and are looking for a great night of entertainment with your family, check out the Harlem Globetrotter schedule and find out when they are coming to your town. With high-flying dunks, amazing shots and great showmanship, the Globetrotters are loved by the young and old.
The Harlem Globetrotters exhibition team was formed circa 1926 in Chicago, Illinois and by 1927 was working at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, where they performed exhibition games before dances. An internal dispute nearly disbanded the Savoy Five permanently until Abe Saperstein took charge of the team. With the remaining players, he renamed the team the "New York Harlem Globe Trotters" and set off touring. Two early Globetrotters players, Albert Pullins, and Inman Jackson, brought with them the showboating and dribbling skills for which the team is currently known.
The early Harlem Globetrotters found a modest amount of success in professional basketball. In 1939, they faced up with the other major all-African American team of the time, the New York Rens. Though the Globetrotters lost during that particular game, the next year they came back and won, and then went on to win the World Professional Basketball Tournament against the Chicago Bruins. The team also won a couple times against the then-Minneapolis Lakers, now known as the Los Angeles Lakers.
Over the years, fans who bought Globetrotters tickets have seen the team face a fierce rival in fellow exhibition team, the Washington Generals, against whom they have a nearly perfect record. The Generals act as a nemesis with an impressive losing record to the Globetrotter's hero with an impressive winning record. Over the years, the rival team has used a variety of aliases in an attempt to portray themselves as different teams.
During their seven decade existence, the Harlem Globetrotters have entered popular culture and are a household name. If you want tickets to a game on the Harlem Globetrotters tour this year, check out our selection and find great seats for you and your family. Get Globetrotter tickets now!