Basketball Slave: Racism in the Early History of the NBA

Basketball SlaveBy Mark Johnson

There is a whole history most NBA fans are unaware of. My father was able to share with me the stories of what it was like to be a professional black basketball player in the early days of the NBA, everything from the referees turning a blind eye, to hard fouls, to the long-time kinships black players shared with white players. In that era, the racial challenges they faced were almost unimaginable. Continue Reading →

Harlem Globetrotters on “Unsung Hollywood”

the harlem globetrotters posterTV One’s series Unsung Hollywood, which shines a spotlight on prominent African American stars from the world of film like The Harlem Globetrotters movie poster (above), television, comedy and sports, telling the stories that have rarely or never been told. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Globetrotters, A Game Of ‘Reems’ And Equality

harlem globetrotters1A long time has passed since the first teams were formed by athletic clubs in the 1920s, but basketball still occupies a prominent place amongst Harlem’s entertainments. Continue Reading →

Abe Saperstein Signed Letter, Owner And Founder Of The Harlem Globetrotters

41cBtZSppoLThis signed Abe Saperstein Sports Enterprises letter for the PSA/DNA Harlem Globetrotters is a great Harlem holiday gift. Continue Reading →