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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 Philips Arena is located in
Atlanta, USA at
1 Philips Dr,
, is located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, next to CNN Center. It was built to replace The Omni and is in the same location that the previous building had occupied. The multi-purpose indoor sporting and entertainment arena opened on September 18, 1999. It is the home of the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team and the Atlanta Dream. Previously it was home to the Atlanta Thrashers NHL hockey team, Georgia Force AFL football team and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets NCAA men's basketball team. The facility has been the location for the NBA All-Star Game (2003), NHL All-Star Game (2008), US Figure Skating Championships (2004) and both NHL and NBA playoff games. The facility can also be used for concerts, theatre, circus and other sporting events. Philips Arena is notorious for wrestling and has played host to a variety of WWE events including 3 pay-per-view events - Royal Rumble (2002 and 2010) and Backlash (2007). The venue was named the #2 concert and events venue in the US and #5 in the world by Pollstar Magazine in 2010. Elton John, Billy Joel, AC/DC, Taylor Swift and more have all performed at Philips Arena. The arena's current capacity for basketball is 18,729 seats, for hockey it is 17,624 seats, for wrestling it is 16,697 seats and for concerts it is 21,000+ seats. The venue was constructed at a cost of $213.5 million dollars.
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