The Harlem Globetrotters Ontario Tickets

More than the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, it is the Harlem Globetrotters who truly represent the game of basketball all over the world. No professional basketball team has played 26,000 games in 122 countries, except for the Globetrotters.

An exhibition basketball team that combines comedy, theatre and athleticism, the Harlem Globetrotters have featured in movies and various television series. Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Hope and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are some of the honorary members of the team.

The Globetrotters will soon be performing in Ontario’s Citizens Business Bank Arena. If you live in or near Ontario, then do not wait and get The Harlem Globetrotters Ontario tickets for the entire family now.

A basketball game can make you pump your fist in the air, it can also make you cry, smile, depress, cuss, feel over the top of the world, but it can’t make you roll over with laughter. Except this basketball team. The Harlem Globetrotters are famous the world over for their acrobatics, comedy, theatrics and athleticism. It is perhaps the only American sport team, which has performed in over 100 countries. After playing over 26,000 exhibition games, the Globetrotters are about to arrive in Ontario. If you haven’t been to one of their games already, then make sure to get The Harlem Globetrotters Ontario tickets now and take your whole family to watch these eccentric basketball players.

Citizens Business Bank Arena is specifically built for such activities and hosts many artists and sporting events round the year. The seating capacity of this multi-purpose arena is a little over 10,000.

The Globetrotting Chicagoans

The Harlem Globetrotters could be misleading, as the team did not originate from Harlem. Instead all of its original members were from the south side of Chicago. Established in 1926 and the Harlem Globetrotters originally called the Savoy Big Five and later the Globe Trotters. The team was then renamed again as the New York Harlem Globe Trotters. This was on the insistence of the then team manager Abe Saperstein, since he thought that attaching Harlem with the team would give it a mystique. Harlem, at the time, was associated with African-American cultural renaissance.

How Do You Become a Globetrotter?

Just like the NBA, the Harlem Globetrotters conduct their own annual draft in which players considered fit to become Globetrotters are selected. The most interesting feature of the Harlem Globetrotters draft is that the players do not necessarily need to be a basketball player to become a Globetrotter.  Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, and widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time Usain Bolt, have all been drafted by the Globetrotters in the past.

The Globetrotters play 450 games each year, all over the world. They will soon be setting camp in Ontario, Canada.

You can get your Harlem Globetrotters Ontario tickets from here today.

The Harlem Globetrotters are immediately recognized by their blue, red and white jersey. They however wear white and blue jersey on their away games and you’ll be watching them play in white and blue at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.

From Chicago to Harlem: Some Interesting Facts

Interestingly, the Harlem Globetrotters had nothing to do with Harlem. The team was formed in Chicago in 1926 and all the players were also from Chicago. Matter of fact, they did not play their first game in Harlem till 1968. Harlem was adopted as the team’s name since at the time it was center of African-American culture and Renaissance.

Another interesting fact about the team is that they were a regular basketball team, which participated competitively. Matter of fact, they won the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1940. It was actually one of the players, Reece “Goose” Tatum, who gradually introduced comic routines in the team’s play, which overtime became so prevalent that the Harlem Globetrotters are today known as an exhibition team.

Did You Know?

The Harlem Globetrotters have honorary members too. You’ll be surprised to know that from a former Pope to Bob Hope to Nelson Mandela, The Harlem Globetrotters in total have eight honorary globetrotters.

The tallest player who has played for the Globetrotters was Paul “Tiny” Sturgess – he was 7’8” tall. The shortest globetrotter was 5’2” – Jonte “Too Tall” Hall.

If you enjoy basketball, which is full of laughter, acrobatics, comedy and theatrics, then get The Harlem Globetrotters Ontario tickets now.

 

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