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Considering the name, it’s actually hard to imagine that the Harlem Globetrotters origins can date back to Chicago, Illinois during the late twenties. With the team originally known as the Savoy Big Five, formed by Abe Saperstein, the name was eventually changed to the “New York Harlem Globetrotters” (originally a team known as “Chicago Globe Trotters” formed by Tommy Brookin, that was taken over by Saperstein and integrated into his Savoy Big Five). As for the name change to what we now know as the Harlem Globetrotters, Saperstein chose the city of Harlem as their home town, taking into consideration the African-American central culture that saturated the city. Also the idea of touring an out-of-town team would give them more mystique. Many have even claimed that the Harlem Globetrotters were the first professional basketball team! Surprisingly, it took forty years before the Globetrotters played their first “home” game in Harlem!
Perhaps one of the most defining times for the Globetrotters occurred in fifty-nine, when the team received an invitation to play in Moscow by Lenin Central Stadium director Vasily Gricorevich. Bringing their own opponents in the form of San Francisco Chinese Basketeers, The Globetrotters played nine games at the stadium altogether. Welcomed with both enthusiasm and excitement, the team managed to meet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, and collectively received the Athletic Order of Lenin medal. Admittedly, the soviet spectators were at first confused with the Globetrotters invitation, however upon realizing the matches were more show than competition, they quickly warmed to the basketball theatrics! So don’t miss out the chance to see this incredible team and grab your Harlem Globetrotters tickets now, here at Ticketbis!