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Harlem Globetrotters (official thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by ScriptOhio, May 22, 2015.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    Marques Haynes (center) with fellow former Harlem Globetrotters Hubert 'Geese' Ausbie, 'Sweet' Lou Dunbar, 'Jumpin' Jackie Jackson and 'Big' Frank Washington in 2003.

    Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.

    Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. He was 89.

    Entire article:

    Marques O. Haynes delivers his speech upon being enshrined to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the class of 1998.
    See bio:
  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

    Haynes handle was the elite of the elite

    Not positive.. but I think Knox's brother is a Globetrotter
  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Currently the Giants are leading the Diamondbacks 4-1, this is a little different "7th inning stretch" at the game:

    Check out the Globetrotter spinning the ball on his head at the end of the video.

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  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    now that was cool as hell
  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': (Young people today might not realize it but), The Harlem Globetrotters were "professional basketball" from the mid 1920s through the early to mid 1950s. In the earliest years of the NBA (1946 - 1950) the Globetrotters often appeared as part of a professional basketball doubleheader with the NBA game following. Back then these games were by far the biggest paydays for the NBA teams and their owners, etc.

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    I saw the Scooby Doo one above, but how did I miss this series?


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