Last week my family had the opportunity to attend a Harlem Globetrotters game with PTPA. Hubs enjoys watching basketball, and I thought this would be a fun night out with the family, and the Globetrotters did not disappoint. It was an evening packed with impressive tricks, basketball skills and of course a little showmanship too! Also in the mix was friendly banter between the players and the referee, and kid friendly jokes to keep you laughing all night long.
The boys really enjoyed the show, and even though we were there an hour past their normal bedtime the Globetrotters kept them entertained the whole time. The team lead, nicknamed Ant, provided the bulk of the comic relief and was great at getting the crowd engaged and laughing. There were lots of opportunities for the fan to get involved right on the court for dancing the YMCA to being selected to take part in a slam dunk competition. But audience participation did not stop there – you could vote online before the game or retweet your favorite “Fan Rule” and the most popular were implemented for each quarter of the game. I loved how these rules made each quarter unique and changed up the way the game was played. Of course the Trick Shot Challenge was the overall fan favorite and provided some very impressive shots on net.
My personal favorite player to watch was T-Time, the 10th woman to play on the Harlem Globetrotters team. I think the she had the best basketball and dance moves. That’s right there were even a couple of dance sequences intertwined into the story line of the game.
We didn’t stick around, but they did have an autograph session after the game for anyone who was interested in meeting the players. I know a lot of the older kids were very excited about getting their basketballs signed by the Harlem Globetrotters. Overall we had a great time at the Harlem Globetrotters show with our 2 young boys, and it would be something I would love to take them back to the next time they are in town.
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Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary passes. All opinions are strictly my own.