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How long have the Globetrotters been around?
Why do you think the Globetrotters remain so popular and relevant?
How many countries have the Globetrotters visited?
Are the exhibition games real basketball?
Have the Globetrotters ever lost a game?
How good are the Globetrotters on the court?
How can I get an autograph of a Globetrotter player?
How can I get a Globetrotter to come visit my school or business?
Where are Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, Goose Tatum, Marques Haynes and "Sweet" Lou Dunbar?
What ever happened to the Washington Generals?
When is the Globetrotters season?
How do I get information on the Globetrotters and their tours?
How do I get high quality photos of the Globetrotters for the media?

Q. How long have the Globetrotters been around?

A. Founded in 1926 by Abe Saperstein, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first-ever road game on Jan. 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Ill. From the 20’s to his death in 1966, Saperstein was the greatest promoter in all of sports, making the Globetrotters into a championship team and Global Icons The 2007 tour marks the organization's 81st consecutive year of playing basketball and entertaining fans around the world. On Feb. 26, 2006, the Globetrotters played their historic 22,000th career game, a feat unmatched by any other professional sports team in the world.

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Q. Why do you think the Globetrotters remain so popular and relevant?

A. The Harlem Globetrotters introduced most of the world to the game and continue to lead basketball’s popularity globally. Much of what fans enjoy about the game today began with the Harlem Globetrotters. The team’s message, flair and appeal knows no boundaries and crosses barriers between cultures, societies and people. However, most important has been the consistency over nine decades.

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Q. How many countries have the Globetrotters visited?

A. During their 81-year history, the Harlem Globetrotters have played in 118 countries, on six continents, before more than 125 million fans.

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Q. Are the exhibition games real basketball?

A. They are real basketball games. In fact, the Harlem Globetrotters play a hard-fought competitive game for the first 15-to-20 minutes, as the Globetrotters establish the tone of the game. Fans will see the show antics once the team has opened a safe lead of 10-to-15 points.

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Q. Have the Globetrotters ever lost a game?

A. Yes. In fact, the Globetrotters have lost 345 games over the course of 81 years. However, with 22,440 wins (as of April 16, 2007), the Globetrotters do own the best winning percentage in the history of professional sports.

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Q. How good are the Globetrotters on the court?

A. Many of the athletes who play for the Harlem Globetrotters are former college stars. The Globetrotters have their own scouting department that scans the globe for the top talent available.

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Q. How can I get an autograph of a Globetrotter player?

A. After every Globetrotter game, the players will sign autographs in the arena for a minimum of 15 minutes after the final horn sounds. It is our goal that every fan will walk away with at least one autograph and a lasting memory.

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Q. How can I get a Globetrotter to come visit my school or business?

A.The Harlem Globetrotters play a very demanding and hectic schedule, with a game in a different city every night. The team normally arrives in the city the day the game is to be played around mid-day. Most school, hospital, clinics, or business appearances are conducted by the Globetrotters "Advance Ambassadors" prior to the day of the game. "Advance Ambassadors" are multi-talented Globetrotters, superb athletes, and ideal role models. They have extended their roles beyond the basketball court to serve as important spokespersons for the organization. "Advance Ambassadors" will spend one full day in a city approximately one to two weeks prior to the game being played. The player will personally reach out to youth and communities that are so much a part of the Harlem Globetrotters special family of fans.

To request a visit by an "Advance Ambassador" (if the team is scheduled to play in your city), write the Globetrotters public relations department at 400 E. Van Buren, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

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Q. Where are Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, Goose Tatum, Marques Haynes and "Sweet" Lou Dunbar?

A. All of these players have retired from playing basketball. Meadowlark, who was inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003, is now a traveling evangelist based in Scottsdale, Ariz. Marques Haynes was also inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Curly is a motivational speaker. Goose Tatum passed away in the late 1960’s.

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Q. What ever happened to the Washington Generals?

A. The Washington Generals closed their camp in 1995. The Globetrotters' opponents (as were the Generals) are a separate outside organization from the Harlem Globetrotters. Owned and managed by Red Klotz, the New York Nationals are now the exhibition opponents of the Globetrotters. Klotz coordinates the finest collection of basketball players from around the world to oppose the Globetrotters.

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Q. When is the Globetrotters season?

A. The Globetrotters travel throughout North America from the last week in December into April of every year. The Globetrotters play a game nearly each day (sometimes two in a day) and are in a different city each day for most of the North American Tour. During the rest of the year, the Globetrotters play games overseas, conduct summer youth basketball camps, and participate in many other activities.

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Q. How do I get information on the Globetrotters and their tours?

A. You can get the most up to date information on the Harlem Globetrotters at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

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Q. How do I get high quality photos of the Globetrotters for the media?

A. The Harlem Globetrotters has a Web site that offers high definition photos of the team and individual players that the media can download at www.HarlemGlobetrottersMedia.com. Please call the Public Relations office at 602-258-0000 to obtain the user name and password.

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