SWEET Georgia Brown! The Harlem Globetrotters entertained fans with their amazing basketball tricks at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena - filmed here by The Star’s digital editor, Graham Walker.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch our exclusive video footage - including game action - of the basketball wizards in Sheffield.
Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, breaking down cultural and society barriers while providing fans sometimes with their first-ever basketball experience.
Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades.
Sponsored on their international tours by Spalding and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are on tour for their 85th consecutive year.
Their “4 Times the Fun” World Tour, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment, arrived in Sheffield on April 28, 2011.
If you were lucky enough to be there - now you can relive the magic...or if you missed the show, watch our video to see what all the fuss was about.
And don’t miss the Harlem Globetrotters the next time they are in town. Full details of all Arena shows appear in The Star.
The Globetrotters recently became the first live-event entertainers to earn the coveted Seal of Approval from Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA). Independent parent volunteers decisively named the team’s live show a winner based on its wholesome family entertainment content and high quality of production.
The PTPA™ Seal is internationally recognized as a leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. “At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying products that families can trust,” said Sharon Vinderine, president and founder of PTPA Media Inc.
“The Globetrotters’ ability to keep both parents and children laughing and smiling throughout their show was equally as impressive as their amazing athletic ability. Deservingly, the Globetrotters’ show is the first live-event to earn the PTPA Seal and we are honoured that they trusted us with their legendary show.”
* For forthcoming shows and events at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena visit www.motorpointarena.co.uk