The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will be bringing their spectacular show to the UK, as part of their world tour with their one-of-a-kind show that is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment.
Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequalled fan interaction – plus unique 30 Minute pre-show event with Harlem Globetrotters members – shoot, pass and dribble on court, autograph and photo opportunity
Represent nine decades of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill show features even more amazing basketball skills and wizardry and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game the Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills.
Former player Mannie Jackson purchased the team in 1993, becoming the first African-American to own a major international sports and entertainment organization. He tripled the team’s revenue in three years and quadrupled its size in five. The team was also active in philanthropic efforts, with charitable contributions totaling over $11 million under Jackson’s guidance.
Globetrotter Michael ‘Wild Thing’ Wilson set a world record in 2000 by dunking on a 12-foot hoop at Final Four Weekend… a record that stands to this day and one of 12 world records currently held by Globetrotters players.
In 2005, a documentary, ‘The Team That Changed the World,’ aired, while the first verifiable account of the Globetrotters’ history was told in the book; ‘Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters.’
In September that year, Shamrock Capital Growth Fund purchased 80 percent of the team from Mannie Jackson – who eventually stepped back from day-to-day functions – and the Globetrotters announced the appointment of Kurt Schneider as Chief Executive Officer in May 2007.
The team confirmed their standing as one of the world’s most influential basketball teams in 2002, receiving the sport’s highest honour with induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.