Family Fun With the Globetrotters - #Atlanta #Giveaway @Globies

I can now mark something off my (imaginary) bucket list.
Okay, to be honest, it wasn't on my non-existent bucket list... but, after seeing the Harlem Globetrotters the other day, it should be.  So, bottom line... Whenever I find the time to write up my bucket list, WATCH the Harlem Globetrotters LIVE will be on there.  Then, as fast as I write it down, I can slowly reminisce on how much fun we had when I cross it off.

Why am I telling you this?
Because Broxton and I went to see them the other night.  I have always heard of them and truth be told, I  have seen them too many times to count ... ON TV.  So, when we were in Albany, Georgia this past week...  I was really hopeful to get to see them, as I found out they were there.
THE Harlem Globetrotters Bus!!!!  In Albany, Georgia.
We had the chance to go and review their show... and now I get to tell you about it!
(And offer a chance for someone to win a four pack of tickets to their Atlanta game!)
Now, once we got there...   I realized just how excited I was becoming.  I kept humming their "theme song" in my head and singing it to Broxton.  Then, it all started.  Quite honestly, I was not really sure what to expect, as I had never seen them before...

The start of the game had the announcement of their MC of sorts...   He reminded me of CeeLo Green and I even mentioned it to the stranger beside me...   We then had the "pregame" entertainment of a couple of guys that came out and introduced the crowd to the Globetrotters Mascot, Globie. 
Globie and the MC.  
This part was rather entertaining and I noticed that the crowd was all laughing and getting into the spirit of things.  Let me tell you something else I noticed at this point...
The Globetrotters are not really geared to one particular age group.
As we were waiting for it all to start, I noticed a group of older people.. 
(Older as in 70 somethings... )  There was 4 of them and I kept watching to see if they were meeting with their kids/grandkids... but no, it was just the four of them!
I even overheard one guy (probably in his early to mid 50s) mention that he first saw them when he was 6 and has loved seeing them through the years!
Anyways, enough crowd watching... back to the game!
So, they have this dance competition with the "Globie Crew" and with Globie.
They even have a couple kids from the audience come out and join in on the dance competition!  


After that, the lights dimmed and we knew we were in for a treat!  I thought to myself that if the game was as entertaining as the pre-show entertainment, we would really be in for fun!
The "opposing" team came out... They were called the Elite.
Then, (cue the "theme song" music)  INTRODUCING YOUR HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS!!!!!

As they introduced each player, they would go stand in the middle and do a few different tricks. 
Please notice the one player in the aisle.
He was shooting hoops from there! 
They came out and were bigger than life!
It was so exciting! You could just feel it in the air and see it on the faces of the fans!
As I mentioned, I had no clue what to expect, so I was ready to see what all they had to offer!

It started with them doing all sorts of tricks center court and introducing each player.   That then turned to their layups and other warm up routines...Then, the game started.
The captain (if you will, not really sure his title, but he was the one miked up through the game!)  was called BIG EASY and he was very entertaining!   
The 2011 College Slam Dunk Champion is this kid nicknamed HOPS... He was there and Broxton even got to get his picture with him!

So, the game is going on and this Big Easy is miked up so we all hear him.  He is talking to the other team, yelling to his teammates... and it is hilarious!
Then, he just stops what he is doing and goes and sits in a court-side ticket holders lap!  Just to hang out and watch the game.  Of course, that had the fans laughing and I was one of them!
The Globetrotters would dance on the court, interact with the fans and basically show what fun they have while playing basketball.
I can not say enough just how fun and entertaining it all was!
I repeatedly said throughout the game that this was the most fun, wholesome family fun event I had ever been to!  It really is a draw for everyone.  Not just basketball fans.. Not even just sports fans.  It is for everyone... boys and girls... from little kids, to older and wiser souls!   

If you notice the guys, they are just over there in their own world dancing and having fun...
On the court!!!!!
I really want to tell you more about it, but I want you to have the chance to go and enjoy for yourself... 
Let me tell you my favorite part..
The "instant replay"  that is all I am going to say about that...
But, it was awesome!!!!!
Yes, we bought a ball!  
After the game was over, they even had the players stay for a few minutes to sign autographs!!!!!
Please visit the Globetrotters website to see if they will be near you.  If they are, you should try and go, you will have an amazing time and the memories will last a lifetime!  Hey, you might even start a new family tradition!  Broxton has had to interact all the different things they did ever since the game and that was last Thursday!  

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Now, if you live in or near Atlanta...  Or will be in town...  Are you in for a treat?!

One lucky winner is going to win a 4 pack of tickets to EITHER show in Atlanta.
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Phillips Arena in Atlanta  - Saturday,March 17th at 7:00
OR
The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth - Sunday,  March 18th at 2:00
* Please note, these are tickets to the game only.


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Comments

  1. I'd love to take the kids to the event in Duluth. They love b-ball.

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  2. I would love to win tickets to either venue. As I child I always wanted to see them and never did.

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  3. I love Harlem Globetrotters! I would love to go to Phillips Arena to see them once again!

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  4. no we've never been to see the globetrotters and think it would be really fun

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  5. Amanda MclaughlinMarch 6, 2012 at 9:31 AM

    I would love to take my family to Phillips Arena to see them!!!

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  6. Amanda MclaughlinMarch 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    We just watched the Harlem Globetrotters on youtube and my kids were nuts about them and of course immediantly started trying to do there tricks!!!!

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  7. we would love to go see the globetrotters in Phillips Arena!!!!

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  8. Bernice Brown-SerranoMarch 8, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Either one, but prefer Duluth a little bit more
    slisjustagame@yahoo.com

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  9. Bernice Brown-SerranoMarch 8, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    I have seen them, and would love to again with my family.

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  10. Bernice Brown-SerranoMarch 9, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    I'd love to go to either venue, more prefer Duluth a little bot more
    slisjustagame@yahoo.com

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  11. I saw them about 15 years ago! It was amazing! I would love for my kids to able to see them too.

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  12. That was a great review! NOw I want to see them!

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  13. I have never seen the Harlem globetrotters live. I've always wanted To though

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