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7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

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M – F | 10 AM – 4 PM
(918) 495-6000

Harlem Globetrotters

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Contrary to their name, The Harlem Globetrotters originated on the South Side of Chicago in the 1920s. Owner, Abe Saperstein, picked Harlem as the Globetrotter’s home city because it was considered the center of Africa-American culture. The Globetrotters played their first game at “home” 40 years after the team started.

Not only did The Harlem Globetrotters play thousands of exhibition games, they also played competitively. With 21,227 wins and only 342 losses, the Globetrotters have a winning percentage of 98.5%. The Harlem Globetrotters added a few Honorary Members over the years including: Bob Hope, Whoopi Goldberg, Nelson Mandela and The Pope (John Paul II)

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