For generations, the Harlem Globetrotters have been delighting fans. Having never been myself, I was excited to experience these talented basketball stars with my family when they recently visited Baltimore. A Harlem Globetrotters show is so much more than a basketball game! Part sporting event and part comedy show - the Harlem Globetrotters bring something the whole family can enjoy.
So what can you expect at a Globetrotters game? After arriving at the arena, we first visited the official Harlem Globetrotters merchandise and my son picked out a basketball as a souvenir. We grabbed some snacks and headed to our seats as the teams finished warm-ups. At our Baltimore event, the Harlem Globetrotters were playing the Washington Generals. The introduction of the teams was much more of a comedy show than a sporting event with a "grandma" Globetrotter fan taking center stage. During warm-ups, the team delighted with some classic Harlem Globetrotters tricks - fancy dribbling, dunking, passing, and more!
Throughout the "game," there are frequent comedic game breaks with the ref and players interacting with each other. It's all good, clean, family fun and left my little one buying his own Globetrotters ball and practicing in the concessions area during halftime for his chance to make it on the team one day!
The Harlem Globetrotters really cater to the family experience and the afternoon was topped off with a free autograph session after the game. While it was a little disorganized, as fans just went down to the court and stood behind ropes clamoring towards their favorite players - the lines did move and we were able to grab three autographs in about 30 minutes. The best Globetrotter in my son's opinion - X-Over!
Don't miss the chance to see the Harlem Globetrotters with your family when they come to town. The show is as entertaining as ever and a great choice for a fun evening!