Jersey Family Fun is partnering with Groupon to promote the Harlem Globetrotters games in New Jersey.
Those of us who are, ahem, of a certain age remember watching the Harlem Globetrotters in cartoon form on Saturday mornings in the ’70s. Probably while eating our Wheaties.
First, they had their own show Harlem Globetrotters (rerun as The Go-Go Globetrotters); groundbreaking for its time as it starred a predominantly African American cast. And then, they were arguably the best guest stars on the iteration of Scooby Doo called The New Scooby Doo Movies.
Although those early cartoon years made the Harlem Globetrotters hugely famous in our eyes— familiar, larger than life comic icons— as someone who has played and coached team basketball, I’ve always felt that method of exposure really did the players who make up the team a disservice.
Because those guys (and gals) can ball. They’ve got hands for days.
Anybody can do anything when they’re a drawing, but these are actual, human people doing seemingly superhuman things. The Harlem Globetrotters are incredible athletes, performing astounding physical feats with charisma and showmanship and impeccable comic timing. They make it look effortless. I can’t overstate how mindblowing that is to me.
They put on one heck of a show.
You should go see it. Take the whole family.
Now in their 91st year (!!!), the Original Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their ball handling wizardry and basketball artistry to a whole new generation with an action packed 2017 tour. Amazing entertainment for fans of all ages and community-minded “Ambassadors of Goodwill,” the Globetrotters have also historically been trailblazers: they were the first pro basketball team with female players, and the originators of the 4-point shot.
The Harlem Globetrotters will be holding court at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia! Harlem Globetrotters games in Philadelphia
Hang out after the game for even more fun, when Globetrotter stars will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).
Purchase your Harlem Globetrotters tickets here and use promo code SOMUCHFUN for your Jersey Family Fun discount!