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Harlem Globetrotters: Not your average basketball cases FEATURE 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Harlem Globetrotters: Not your average basketball cases

FEATURE

03/09/2011
FAIRFAX — Eighty-five years after starting life in a Chicago ballroom where business was slow, the Harlem Globetrotters are still innovators in the game of basketball and the world of showbiz.

The team that made former Pope John Paul II an honorary member, helped to develop the slam dunk — when a player leaps into the air and slams the ball into the net — and performs skits on the court is due to kick off its 51st tour of Europe with a game in Frankfurt, Germany on March 18.

From there, the players, their mascot Globie, his big brother and a back-up crew of entertainers who number some of the best break-dancers ever to grace a basketball court, will visit 42 European cities in two months, including 10 in France, nine in Britain and eight in Italy.

Also on the cards is a week’s visit to the United Arab Emirates in April..... MORE

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