Johnny Manziel, A Harlem Globetrotter (video)?

manziel__donovan_draft_jerseysIf the NFL or MLB do not work out for Johnny Manziel, he can always try basketball. Two days before the 2014 NBA draft, the Harlem Globetrotters announce Tuesday they have “drafted” the former Heisman Trophy winner. Continue Reading →

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 →

Harlem Globetrotter Shatters Guinness World Record

Thunder_Law_Guinness_World_RecordTrend setters and innovators of the game of basketball for decades, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters have added another in a long line of amazing feats, as Globetrotters rookie Thunder Law today smashed the official Guinness World Records® record for the longest basketball shot – connecting from 109 feet 9 inches, besting the old mark of 104 feet 7 inches, set nearly three years ago. Continue Reading →