Monday 7th June 2010 – As part of their 2010 world tour, The Harlem Globetrotters graced Wembley Arena in London to perform their world famous basketball exhibition match.
The line up, including famous names such as Big Easy, Flight Time, Hammer and more, entertained for 2 hours plus with the help of Globie “The Worlds Most Famous Mascot”.
Up against the Washington Generals, The Harlem Globetrotters provide great family entertainment as well as many moments of magic that any basketball enthusiast would appreciate.
Standout moments include Big Easy’s hook shot from the half way line, Big Globie’s interlude dance, some truly amazing slam dunks and of course “The Walk It Out Moment” an almost 2 minute stint at the end of the first half where several players from the HGT are on there backs, knees, fronts, sides while dribbling and finish up with an amazing team slam dunk.
Let’s not forget the Washington Generals, who continued their terrible losing streak despite new tactics including hypnotising opposing players. The Washington Generals added some pretty good baskets themselves with one of their players hitting numerous 3 pointers throughout the game for them.
One particular moment of note was just before the game started and the cheerleaders came out and done their thing. Unfortunately one of the cheerleaders had enough builders butt to have any tradesman envious. This didn’t go unnoticed by the crowd and shortly giggles reverberated around the arena, poor girl. However, one of her colleagues must have also noticed because when she came out for the half time show her bottom was no where to be seen (phew).
Throughout the event there was lots of crowd participation prompted by the HGT, which included hilarious dancing sessions as well as some of the crowd getting a little wet.
After the show the entire team stayed behind on court to chat, take photos and sign memorabilia – and it is these actions that can guarantee the show will stay in the minds and hearts of children for a very long time.
A very enjoyable day out that brought back memories of playing NBA Jam and being a child staring starry eyed at the amazing HGT on the television screen.
Now HGT World Tour is clearly a family oriented show, but it is the sort that all will enjoy. Not quite as fast paced as the average NBA game but entertaining none the less and come with a recommendation from me.