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The Harlem Globetrotters is a unique American basketball team that plays only exhibition games. The team combines athleticism, theatre and comedy into its performances. Abe Seperstein founded it in 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, as the Savoy Big Five. The team officially changed its name to The Harlem New York Globetrotters in 1927. Throughout the years the members of the team numbered over 520 players and they have played more than 20,000 exhibition games in 118 countries. The executive offices are currently in Phoenix, Arizona, and the team is owned by Shamrock Holdings.
The first star of the team was Albert Runt Pullins, who was an incredible dribbler and shooter. Soon Inman Jackson, who played center and had a very good sense of attractive performances and comedy, supported him. Together they marked the two main roles in the team - the showman and the dribbler.
During the first years The Harlem Globetrotters was a serious team that struggled in the World Professional Basketball Tournament. The team started with the exhibition matches in 1950. In 1977 Globetrotters celebrated the 50th season.
After years of hard work, in 1982 Globetrotters became the first sports team honored with a star on Hollywood's famous Walk of Fame.
In 1985 the team signed the first ever-female player - the Olympic Gold Medalist Lynette Woodard. In 2004 she was inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In 1994 Columbia Pictures produced a feature film focused on the team's early years. Throughout the years the players often were stars in films and TV shows.
In 1997 Magic Johnson signed with The Harlem Globetrotters and it was a real feast for the true fens of the team.
The team has set many records. In 2000 Michael Wild Thing Wilson set Guinness World Record with 12-hoop dunk. In 2009 Scooter Christensen set two Guinness World Records for ball spinning at NBA All-Star Weekend.
In 2010 the team Harlem Globetrotters celebrated its 85th anniversary.
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The Allstate Arena is located in
Rosemont, USA at
6920 Mannheim Rd,
is located in Rosemont, Illinois, near Chicago, Illinois, and adjacent to O'Hare International Airport (ORD). The indoor arena originally opened as Rosemont Horizon on May 11, 1980. It was renamed Allstate Arena after negotiations with Allstate Corporation developed into a contract that included naming rights and was signed on June 9, 1999. The facility is multi-purpose arena that can host sporting events (primarily basketball, football, and WWE), concerts, theatrical productions, conferences as well as other events.
The arena's premier event was a concert put on by Fleetwood Mac on March 14 and 15, 1980. Other performers who have made appearances include Elton John, AC/DC, Ozzy Ozbourne, Billy Joel, Van Halen, Tina Turner, Iron Maiden, Eric Clapton, U2, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Madonna, 311, Slipknot, Rammstein, Jane's Addiction, No Doubt, and many more. The Scorpions featured the arena in their music video Big City Nights (1985).
It is currently the home of the DePaul Blue Demons NCAA men's basketball team and has been since 1980, and their relationship with the venue runs so deep that the floor was named Ray and Marge Meyer Court after Ray Meyer, infamous coach for DePaul men's basketball from 1942 to 1984, and his wife. It has also the home of Chicago Rush AFL football team from 2001 to 2008 and then again returning in 2010 until today, Chicago wolves IHL/AHL hockey team since 1994 and Chicago Sky WNBA basketball team since 1994. It was the home of the Chicago Horizon MISL soccer team from 1980 to 1981, Chicago Sting MISL soccer team from 1984 to 1988, Chicago Bruisers AFL football team from 1987 to 1989 and Chicago Skyliners ABA basketball team from 2000 to 2002. It is a prime spot for WWE wrestling in the Chicago area and is tied with Madison Square Garden in New York City for having hosted WrestleMania three times; WrestleMania 2 (1986), WrestleMania 13 (1997) and WrestleMania 22 (2006).
The arena capacity is 18,500 for concerts, 17,500 for basketball, 16,692 for hockey and 16,143 for arena football. It was built at a cost of $20 million dollars.
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