The question “where are they now?” asked about former NBA stars could not be more apt for former rebounding king Dennis Rodman this week. That’s because Rodman is traveling to North Korea with the Harlem Globetrotters and a film crew — they landed in Beijing today — in an effort to coach in basketball camps and play some games, with the hope that dear leader Kim Jong Un will show up. Read More »
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From his comfy seat behind the mic at ESPN, Jalen Rose now feels okay admitting he probably took Kobe Bryant out on purpose during the 2000 NBA Finals. Let’s set the scene: Game 2 of the Finals, the Lakers are up 1-0 and looking like a sure bet to take home a ring because of the way Shaquille O’Neal was devouring Pacer body parts throughout the first game. Nine minutes into Game 2, Rose was just beginning a 30-point night when he stepped underneath a Bryant jumper. Read More »
Growing up, did you ever lower a rim and have someone comment that if only they were in the NBA, it would be this easy? Well NBA players might be tall, but they still have to jump a little to dunk, some more than others. The Harlem Globetrotters’ Paul “Tiny” Sturgess is 7-8 and can ALMOST dunk flat-footed. With some help from Yahoo! Sports, I found this ridiculous video. Read More »
Apparently we weren’t the only ones to take notice of Dan Gilbert’s letter to David Stern. In response, the Washington Generals have offered Gilbert a chance to play or coach when they come to Cleveland on Dec. 27 to face the Harlem Globetrotters. According to the team, this is a serious offer. They’ve even made him a jersey. Read More »
After more than 85 years in the game, the Harlem Globetrotters are still ballin’. And today, the team is challenging the world to the largest game of H-O-R-S-E ever played. If you think you have what it takes to compete, all you have to do is submit your best trick shots to Facebook and see if the Globetrotters can hang.
Although Brent Petway isn’t a household name, you’ve probably seen his highlights before. After a state title at Griffin (Ga.) High School and four years at the University of Michigan, the 6-8 dunking phenom was a second-place finisher in the 2007 college slam dunk contest before playing two seasons in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede. In 2008, he became the D-League slam dunk champ, and after a year in Greece, he assumed the name Thunder Petway and took his talents to the Harlem Globetrotters. Thankfully, the 42-inch vertical is still intact.
In a match made in Heaven, Illinois College graduate Jacob Tucker, the 5-11 dunking monster who won the Denny’s College Slam Dunk Contest, was selected by the Harlem Globetrotters as part of the team’s 2011 draft class. He would join a group of rookies that includes the 7-8 Paul Sturgess, the tallest college player ever, two players who also participated in the Denny’s Dunk Contest and 3-point Championships, international soccer star Lionel Messi and 12-year-old prodigy Jordan McCabe. Read More »
When the Harlem Globetrotters played the Washington Generals yesterday, they found a new way to beat them: on ice. Playing on a hockey rink for the first time in their 84-year history, the first ever ice basketball game took place in NYC’s Central Park. The NHL has the Winter Classic, let’s hope David Stern doesn’t get any ideas.