Our First Harlem Globetrotters Experience #harlemglobetrotters

A few days ago, my family had the opportunity to see the Harlem Globetrotters for the first time. I showed my boys some YouTube videos of the Globetrotters prior to the game so they knew what to expect and they couldn’t wait to see some cool “tricks”.


My boys are just starting to get into basketball but what I love about this game is that you don’t have to be big basketball fan to enjoy it. Just being there in the atmosphere was enough to make you excited and really get into it.

They had some pre-game activities going on that kept you entertained. Since we were pretty early to the game, this sure did keep the boys occupied. What’s not to love watching the Mascot, Globie, entertain the crowd? He danced, did tricks, and got the crowd fired up!

Once the Globetrotters came out, the crowd started to go wild. They mixed their awesome skills with some humor and cool trickery.

My 5 year-old was loving it (you can hear him in the video asking if they are the Globetrotters) and couldn’t keep his eyes off the court, however my almost 8 year-old only cared about finding the cotton candy man so he could wave him over – you know priorities.

The game itself was entertaining and fun to watch. One of the Globetrotters, Handles, was equipped with a microphone so he could add funny commentary during the game…and heckle a player or two.

There were a few “interruptions” throughout the game….like one of the players losing his uniform and running around in his boxer briefs. Or another player blocking a shot by standing on the net and they even pulled people from the crowd to dance with. The game definitely kept the interest of my boys and had them laughing.

But what my husband and I truly loved the most was the emotion we felt when they announced Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down syndrome who became an overnight sensation when he shot a 3-point shot.

We were honored to be in the crowd to watch Grow (aka KG3) take the court with the Harlem Globetrotters as the team’s “3-point specialist.” The smile on his face and his father’s was priceless. There were a ton of signs being held up in the stands, showing support for Grow. It was truly awesome!

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It was such a fun experience to share with my family! I love when we can enjoy a night out together – creating special memories that hopefully my boys will always remember.

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to the game for my review. As always, all opinions are my own and not influenced.

Meet Tina @ Life Without Pink

2013 Family Expert for P&G's Have You Tried This Yet? Trend Trio, Tina is a mom of two active boys and the founder of Life Without Pink, a mom's guide for raising boys. You’ll find everything from cool gadgets, trend reports, daily adventures, travel ideas to personal stories, and tips for parenting boys.


  1. says

    What a nice moment for Kevin! The Globetrotters are the best. I saw them actually lose a game to the University of Maryland almost ten years ago. It was an actual game and it was a close one. Despite their antics, those guys can really ball.

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