Basketball

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History of Basketball

Basketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith.

The Owner of the Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters owners name is Mannie Jackson. He was born in a railroad box car in Illmo, Missouri. In high school Mannie earned high honors for basketball skills. At the University of Illinois he became the schools first African American All-American basketball player.

History of the Harlem Globetrotters

It was 4 decades until they played an actual game in Harlem. The team has played more than 20,000 games in 120 countries. There mascots name is Globie. There is no right or wrong height for the team players. There have been 9 woman who have played for the Globetrotters. The score of there first game was 112 to 5. They won. The Globetrotters faced bankruptcy in 1993. The team began in 1926 as an independent touring team called the Savoy Big Five named after a Chicago district. For their first game they wore jerseys that said New York. They were named the Harlem Globetrotters because it was an African American team. The Harlem Globetrotters are considered a professional basketball team. In 1895 the team signed two woman making them the first African female professional basketball players.
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Memorable Globetrotters

Haynes and Tatum teamed up in 1940-1950. Wilt Chamberlain was #13. Wilt Chamberlain was seven feet one inch tall. Connie Hawkins average points per game was usually sixteen points. Fred Neal played with the Globetrotters 1963-1985. Junius Kellogg was six feet twelve inches tall. Memorable Globetrotters-Curly Neal, Meadowlark Lemon,Goose Tatum, Twiggy Sanders, Lou Dunbar.