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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 Madison Square Garden is located in
Manhattan, New York City, USA at
4 Pennsylvania Plaza,
Madison Square Garden
is an indoor venue located in Manhattan in New York City. The
facility is the fourth such venue with that name and opened on February 11,
1968. Madison Square Garden is often referred to as Madison Square Garden IV, MSG or The Garden. The new building is constructed directly over the remaining portions
of Pennsylvania Station. It is a multi-purpose venue that is the home of the
New York Rangers NHL Hockey team, the New York Knicks NBA Basketball team,
St. John's Red Storm NCAA Basketball team and the Big East Men's NCAA Basketball
Tournament. The venue is also used for concerts, various other sporting events, the Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Shows and has had many historical boxing matches including the first Joe Frazier
vs. Muhammad Ali fight. Elton John holds the record for concert sell-outs at 62 performances,
including the 60th performance on his 60th birthday on March 25, 2007. The stadium capacity for concerts is 20,000, basketball is 19,763,
hockey is 18,200, wrestling is 22,292 and boxing is 20,789. The Theater at Madison Square Garden
has a capacity of 5,600. The original construction cost was $123 million
dollars and the first major renovation cost $200 million dollars.
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