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Photo of the Day

This is from last summer but I just came across it via @TheKansan on Twitter. It's the Harlem Globetrotters living up to their name:

Harlem Globetrotters in North Korea

Love the expression on the girl's face.

Not much that's still going reminds me of my childhood more than the Harlem Globetrotters. I don't know if they were at their pinnacle in the early 1970s but they were close to it. They were a Saturday morning cartoon, then a live-action “popcorn machine” show. ("And now ... Rodney Allen Ripey, take a bow!) They toured the country and the world and kept popping up on TV. We knew them by name: Meadowlark Lemon (who had his own song), Curly Neal (and his half-court shot), Geese Tatum, Marcus Haynes (to show you how). 

Has anyone done a serious history of them? There's this George Vescey book but that's from back then, June 1970. Such a history has got to be fascinating. Particularly for the players who bridged the gap in the Civil Rights era: who were touring in the 1950s and still in the 1970s. I saw them once, I believe at Met Center in Bloomington, Minn. in the early 1970s.

Since nothing ever dies online, here's the opening to their cartoon show:

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Posted at 06:55 AM on Thu. Dec 12, 2013 in category Photo of the Day  

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