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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 Mohegan Sun Arena is located in
Uncasville, USA at
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard,
Mohegan Sun Arena
is located in the village of Uncasville, Connecticut, inside the Town of Montville, Connecticut. It is actually inside Mohegan Sun, the second largest casino in the United States, 1,200 room hotel and entertainment destination situated along the Thames River that was built in conjunction with the Mohegan Native American tribe. The indoor arena opened in 2001 and has a capacity is 9,518 for basketball and up to 12,000 for concerts, depending on the stage configuration.
It was originally opened to play home court to the Manchester Wolves minor league AFL football team until they moved in 2003. It is now the home of the Connecticut Sun WNBA women's basketball team and it has been since 2003. Starting in 2005, the Mohegan Sun Grand Prix strongman competition has been hosted there. The facility is multi-purpose arena that can host a variety of sporting events such as basketball, rodeo, boxing and wrestling, as well as concerts, theatrical productions, conferences and other events. Ironically, although the arena is located inside of a casino and hosts numerous sporting events, due to state laws, no sports betting is permitted.
Many famous performers who have made appearances at Mohegan Sun Arena including Sade, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Black Eyed Peas, Elton John, Britney Spears and many more.
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