The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that use their skill as basketball players as well as a combination of comedy and theatrics to entertain their crowds.
The team does not play competitively in any basketball league; instead, it’s specifically designed as an act of showmanship, while showing off multiple trick shots and difficult basketball plays.
The theatrics of the Harlem Globetrotters are intended to display a different side of the game of basketball: rather than providing the usual athleticism that is associated with competition, team rivalry and ingenuitive plays, the Globetrotters provide a fun and entertaining show for all!
Think of it as the basketball version of WWE Wrestling or Cirque du Soleil!
The Harlem Globetrotters have a history of recruiting former star players to coach up newcomers to their ranks.
Coaches Sweet Lou Dunbar, Jimmy Blacklock, and Barry Hardy are all former players for the Harlem Globetrotters.
This means that people who once closely followed the team years ago may still get a glimpse of their favourite players, only this time, they’ll be coaching from the sidelines!
Harlem Globetrotters come to Melbourne – get your Hisense Arena parking
When: Sunday 7th April
Time: 3:00pm AND 7:30pm
Where: Melbourne Arena (formerly known as Hisense Arena)
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The Harlem Globetrotters are one of the most famous basketball teams in the world, and have been wowing audiences since 1926.
The seats at Melbourne Arena are sure to be jam packed full of excited fans hoping to see their favourite Globetrotters, including…
Champ is one of only seven women in the Harlem Globetrotters roster.
Before Champ joined the Globetrotters, she played basketball for Stanford University and the University of Notre Dame.
In fact, Champ actually had a connection to the Globetrotters before she was even born. Former Harlem Globetrotter player and current coach, Barry Hardy, learnt much of what he knew about basketball from Champ’s grandfather!
Thompson plays the position of guard for the Globetrotters and is well known for being ESPN’s national player of the week during her time at Notre Dame.
Cheese Chisholm is greatly influenced by a childhood experience he once had in a barber shop.
Believe it or not, the late, great Muhammad Ali walked into the barber shop Cheese was in.
Ali gave him a kiss on the forehead and an autograph.
Chisholm describes the event as something that he will never forget, and it was this experience that led Cheese to have immense respect for the influence he has on the children and basketball players who look up to him.
It is important to him to be a role model for the younger generation because as a child he was told he would never be a basketballer because he was too little.
Chisholm proved the naysayers wrong when he joined the Harlem Globetrotters. During his time with the world-famous team, Cheese has become well-known for his incredible footwork and his four-point accuracy.
If you are interested in seeing amazing acts of athleticism, skill, and having a good laugh you can buy your Harlem Globetrotter tickets here.
Prepare for the Autumn Construction Blitz and book your Melbourne Arena parking
Public Transport Victoria’s Autumn Construction Blitz will be well underway on the 7th of April.
It will make catching metro or V/Line services into the city all the more difficult. If you want to view the list of available replacement services to disrupted lines, vist the PTV website.
If you’re thinking about driving to the city to catch all the fun, Le Garage is the perfect place to park your car!
Located at the eastern end of Flinders Street, it’s just a 10-minute walk to all the action at Melbourne Arena.
Le Garage offers affordable, secure parking with a range of deals to suit everyone’s needs. On the weekends, we offer a flat-rate fee of just $15, and best of all, when you book online in advance, that rate drops to a mere $10!
That’s right: you can enjoy affordable, convenient, and stress-free Melbourne Arena parking for just $10 as you visit the Globetrotters on their tour. Compare that to on-site Melbourne Arena parking, where rates can raise as high as $30 during events!