Sports fan or not you have to admit you know who the “Harlem Globetrotters” are right? Surprisingly the younger generation, as in my 13 and 10 year old, do not. I was quite surprised when I mentioned that I had tickets to go see them in March and they asked who they were. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised since neither of them knew who “Hulk Hogan” is either. Talk about making a mom feel old.
We are sports fans here at Shibley Smiles, with three boys in the house it is hard not to be. I myself am no fanatic. My favorite sport to watch of course is my children playing theirs. Right now that is soccer and baseball. I enjoy watching football when my husbands team is playing (Washington Redskins). However I’ve always found the Harlem Globetrotters to be entertaining and fun to watch.
The Harlem Globetrotters have been around since 1926. The Harlem Globetrotters were initially a serious competitive team, and despite a flair for entertainment, they would only clown for the audience after establishing a safe lead in the game. The Harlem Globetrotters gradually worked comic routines into their act until they became known more for entertainment than sports. The Harlem 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.
Disclaimer: I was provided with 5 tickets for my family to visit the show.