Harlem Globetrotters Packed The House Again

by Michael Lehr

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters brought their newly reimagined Spread Game Tour in 2021 to over 150 cities starting on July 21 after being inactive due to the pandemic for over a year. Spread Game is excellence shown through basketball wizardry night after night and demonstrated through years of commitment to unsurpassed entertainment.

For over 95 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been committed to spreading joy through their artful athleticism and unparalleled basketball skill. The Globetrotters are now relaunching their brand through the Spread Game Tour, a fully redesigned interactive family entertainment sports experience like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show.

“All of the NBA is playing like the Harlem Globetrotters, showcasing moves we’ve been defining for decades. The Spread Game Tour is a chance to satisfy our fans’ undeniable thirst for exceptional basketball while continuing as trailblazers in an ever-changing culture,” stated Jeff Munn, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Harlem Globetrotters. “We believe our fans will be excited to be there with us as we unveil a completely transformed sports spectacular.”

As part of the Globetrotters’ growing legacy, the Spread Game mission will ripple beyond the basketball court. In a tribute to the rich cultural history that weaves through the Globetrotters’ story, players will actively support social justice initiatives and community programs within the cities they visit. Children seeing them in action will find themselves sharing space with real-life superheroes, whose honor and conviction match their skills both on and off the court. Emphasizing social involvement, wellness of mind, body, and spirit, and the power of laughter, the Globetrotters will give a new generation of fans the gift of smiles on their faces and hope in their hearts.

The tour will emphasize the player’s world-renowned basketball skills while also introducing exciting, never-before-seen characters guaranteed to energize the action and entertainment of every game. Led by former Globetrotter star “High Rise” Barry Hardy as Vice President of Player Personnel and Tour Development, the talented roster includes Torch George, Thunder Law, Bulldog Mack, Hot Shot Swanson, Jet Rivers, Wham Middleton, and Big Easy Lofton. The Spread Game Tour introduces new premium fan experiences, including celebrity court passes, meet and greets with players, and the #SQUADZONE, where fans can participate in the show in select markets. Attendees can also purchase a Magic Pass that allows them to join the Harlem Globetrotters on court before the game to shoot some hoops, get autographs and snap pics.

The Harlem Globetrotters have always been global ambassadors of goodwill. The team is even more committed to bringing their voice to social justice conversations while inviting communities all over the U.S. to come together and recognize the power of our commonalities and celebrate our differences. Devoted to being more vocal around activism, the team will dedicate time throughout the tour to recognize local heroes of social justice and lend their efforts to the call for change.

To learn more about the 2021 Spread Game Tour, visit https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com

About the Harlem Globetrotters
The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission to spread game and bring entertainment to the world continues to drive them today. The Globetrotters are basketball innovators who popularized the jump shot, slam dunk, and invented the half-court hook shot. For nearly a century, the Globetrotters have exhibited Black excellence on and off the court, entertaining, inspiring, and uniting families. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter,Instagram,Facebook, and YouTube.

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