There are many shows in Las Vegas that shock, wow and grab your attention like no other show has before, several of which are adult entertainment shows like Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity, Absinthe and Peepshow. But this month the hottest and most jaw-dropping show in The Entertainment Capital of the World, won’t have anything to do with sex, fantasies or getting naked. It will be all about basketball as the Harlem Globetrotters bring their unique basketballs skills to the Thomas & Mack Center on Wed, Feb. 13th for One Night Only.
It’s a show the entire family will love and it’s the perfect way to spice up your Las Vegas visit PG-style. For one-night only the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their amazing talents and silly antics to the court for a basketball game that will have you gasping, staring, smiling and laughing more than any other game ever has.
But that’s not even the best part. Thanks to the Globetrotters “You Write the Rules” World Tour, fans will get the chance to you guessed it write their own rules for the game. And just like in any other game, whichever rule has been decided upon, the players have to follow. You’ll get to vote for Double Points, 4 point shot, six on five, a penalty box, or Two Ball Backetball, and the Globetrotters will bring them to life on the court on Wed, Feb. 13.
The Harlem Globetrotters were founded in 1927 in Chicago, Illinois by a group of high school basketball players. At the time the group was solely a basketball team who toured several states including Illinois, Iowa and New York. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when the National Basketball Association began fielding players that the Globetrotters started incorporating more comedy into their games and quickly became known for entertainment rather than sport. The players went from winning the World Professional Basketball Tournament in 1940 to featuring incredible coordination and skillful handling like passing or juggling balls between players, spinning balls on their fingers and making incredibly difficult shots.
But even as the Globetrotters began adding comedy bits into their games, they still continued to play and dominate many other basketball teams. From 1962 to 2000, the team only lost two exhibition games. In 2006, they extended their total winnings to 22,000 and continue to win and bring their act to audiences all over the world.
For the type of basketball skills you can’t find at any Lakers or Heat games, look for discounted Harlem Globetrotter tickets right here on Best of Vegas. And don’t forget to become a part of the fun by writing the rules!
Las Vegas, NV – 02/05/13