Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Saw the Globetrotters when I was 6 or 7 (Meadowlark/Curly/Geese-era) and have never been as awestruck by any performance or personality since.
That was the Globetrotters era as far as I'm concerned. They were famous as individuals unlike say, the eighties and beyond where people knew of the team but not the players. I almost put this in "Artists in Action" but only because I hate posting a pic with two series headlines I kept it to "This Sporting Life" instead.
As a kid growing up in London in the 60s, I remember the Globetrotters as an almost superhuman outfit. They weren't a team like Arsenal or Chelsea were teams, didn't seem to play in a league. We didn't know anything about basketball, we didn't play it, weren't even sure if it was a sport. Watching them on telly, the ball appeared to follow them around whatever they decided to do. I loved them.
I remember seeing them the Garden in the early 70s. I kept checking the scoreboard which I guess was a waste of time.
My wife and I saw them at the Meadowlands in New Jersey maybe thirteen, fifteen years ago now. Long after the iconic Globetrotters, the ones who were on Scooby-Doo. Even though I didn't know any of their names, they were still fantastic. Great showmen. We had a lot of fun.
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