Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters = A Slam Dunk

Harlem Globetrotters Show was a SLAM DUNK!

As a child of the 80’s, I didn’t have the option to watch the show of my choice whenever I wanted without commercial interruptions. I watched what was on, whether it was a rerun I had seen a zillion times or a show I didn’t particularly like. There were no limits on screen time, so I watched a LOT of TV, and therefore a LOT of commercials. Some jingles or images have stuck in my head forever. The one iconic standout is the whistled theme song of The Harlem Globetrotters. Whenever I heard it, I would snap to attention and watch the screen with awe.

I always wished that my parents were the types of people to buy tickets to something like that so that I could see them in person. I wasn’t into watching sports on TV, but my father had games on from time to time. Dr. J’s daughter (yes, I grew up in Philadelphia) was in my ballet class. Those things were enough to make me understand that what the Globetrotters were doing was AMAZING.

The Globetrotters – At Last

As a 47-year-old mother of a 10-year-old boy who doesn’t care about sports at all and who has never even seen a Harlem Globetrotters commercial, when I saw that they were coming to our city, I jumped at the chance to get us tickets and couldn’t wait to share my long-awaited experience with him. I was worried that he wouldn’t care or that he would get bored, but I was wrong. It was his first time at Madison Square Garden, his first time seeing basketball played live, and, along with me, his first time basking in the glow of the Globetrotters in person… and it was awesome!

Globetrotters Show

The show was pure entertainment. There were funny interactions between the players and the ref. Inspiring moments with kids picked out of the crowd who got to shoot and score had everyone in the arena jumping to our feet and cheering. There was Globie and Big G, arguably the best mascots a kid could ever hope for. They featured a “baby lion cam” where adorable tiny humans were held in the air and projected onto the jumbotron to the tune of The Circle of Life.

Music, Dancing, and Basketball

Gameplay with the Globetrotters

There was music and dancing and good energy and GREAT BASKETBALL! Along with the more circus-like tricks and stunts that the Globetrotters are known for, we got to see incredible dunks and some legitimately impressive plays. It was a show unlike anything my son or I had ever seen! When I asked him what his favorite moment was, he said, “all of it!”. My 1985 self and my 2024 self agreed. 

For parents of young sports fans, a trip to see The Globetrotters is a no-brainer. If, like me, you have a kid who leans more towards the arts and who would rather sit and draw or take an acting class and who hates playing tag at recess, a trip to see The Globetrotters is also a no-brainer. Feel-good entertainment is rare, and the opportunity to laugh and cheer and to witness athletes having fun should not be missed. Get your tickets now for the 2024 world tour and enter promo code USFAM for up to 20% off. I’m still whistling the theme song.

The Harlem Globetrotters Show was a slam dunk!

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