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If you are a basketball fan then for sure you are familiar with the Harlem Globetrotters. The exhibition basketball team has been around for decades already and show after show they have wowed their audiences with their amazing ball handling, shooting skills and coordinated team play. It is one thing to watch an actual basketball game such as an NBA game, it is a totally different experience to see the Globetrotters. They are not just athletes. They are total entertainers. Their shows combine basketball tricks with dance moves and, of course, humor. This is the reason why the Harlem Globetrotters are a hit in Las Vegas, the city where you can find great entertainment.

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A few people may know that when the Harlem Globetrotters started in the 1920s they were actually a real competitive basketball team. But unlike other basketball teams though, they have a unique flair for showmanship. They love making the crowd happy. It is probably safe to say that for the team, winning a basketball game is secondary. Their primary purpose is to entertain and put smiles in people’s faces and make them laugh. They started to include comic routines into their act. Eventually, people started to expect comic sketches every time they play. And then they started to get invitation to perform in other parts of the world. 

What to expect

Through the years, the Harlem Globetrotters have developed signature tricks. When you go to one of their shows, you can expect to see impressive slam dunks worthy of the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest. One of their favorite moves is the four-point shot where one of the members shoots the ball from the half-way line. Their shows are set up like a regular basketball game. The Harlem Globetrotters - the goodies – are pitted against the Washington Generals – the baddies. The audience are encouraged to cheer the Globetrotters and boo their opponents at every opportunity. The referee is also part of the show. He usually plays a villain trying to make the main characters lose. 

This is why when you watch a Harlem Globetrotters show, you can expect to get the same excitement that one gets from watching a real basketball game. Except that in this one, the line between the good guys and the bad guys is clearly drawn and the crowd are unanimously cheering for one team. And of course, the outcome is known already. After all this is a comedy and not a tragedy. So you can expect the Globetrotters will always win no matter what. Even if the referees are against them. 

Slapstick comedy

The brand of humor in Harlem Globetrotters shows can be describe as slapstick. So if you are someone who enjoys the silliness of the Three Stooges for example, then you will surely enjoy a Globetrotter show. This brand of comedy is a hit among children and those old enough to remember the heyday of the Harlem Globetrotters. Those old enough will remember that the Globetrotters even had a cartoon television before. Watching the basketball team in Las Vegas would serve as a trip to nostalgia lane for those in their late thirties and forties and even those who are already in their fifties making the show perfect for the whole family.

Favorite trick

Everyone who has seen the Harlem Globetrotters perform has their favorite tricks it seems. There is the move where they bounce the balls off their bums. Then there is also the trick where they would even climb the basketball hoop. When it comes to tricks, the sky is the limit with these guys. Then there is the general silliness of the whole squad. You would often see them making faces behind the referees. They also like to pull each other’s shorts down. One thing you need to keep in mind though is that no one gets hurt during a Globetrotter show. Everything is done in the spirit of fun. And even if they like to make fun of each other, they would refrain from making jokes and acts that would hurt people either physically or emotionally. 

Be ready to participate

If you are planning to watch a Harlem Globetrotters show then you should be ready to participate. Audience participation is a staple at their shows especially in Las Vegas where audiences are perceived to be generally at ease with being part of the show. They especially love to call on kids. And if you are one of the lucky ones to be called, you will not end up empty-handed because they usually like to give away prizes to those who help them with their acts. Prizes include Globetrotter merchandize such as shirts, hats, etc. You should be ready to get wet as well. When you see some of the members of the Globetrotters fighting with each other with a bucker nearby, then you can already that the content of that bucket will end up on the audience. 

Pure talent

People can say whatever they want with the Harlem Globetrotters but nobody can deny that they are one talented bunch. Even some of the greatest NBA players will have a hard time doing the things that they are doing. One of the most awaited part of their shows is the “instant rewind.” Unlike in real basketball games though, the rewind is performed live by the players on the court. They would usually do this act for three minutes. And in that whole three minutes, the players move in reverse and in slow motion while perfectly reenacting the moves they have done several minutes ago. One can just imagine that the time they have spent to perfect this part of the show. 

Fun for everyone

If you are looking for a different kind of fun and entertainment in Las Vegas, then you should consider watching the Harlem Globetrotters. Unlike other shows in Sin City, this show is perfect for everyone. These guys sure know how to put the fun back in the game of basketball. In this day and age of basketball superstars, watching these guys play for the love of the game and entertaining can be a refreshing experience. 

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