The legendary Harlem Globetrotters asked to join the NBA
harlem travels, The legendary team that travels around the planet with a basketball show, sent a letter to the NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, asking to join “now” as a new franchise for the best league in the world.
The funny thing is that the demand only arrives when there have been many rumors in the US of new equipment
Founded in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters became a show team due to the significant difference it had with other groups at the time, although they rarely participated in competitive tournaments.
“Dear NBA. It’s been a while since our last game. 72 years to be exact. But we still remember that day in 1949 when we faced their champion, the Lakers. And for the second year in a row we won.. It was a strange thing because at that time in the United States black players were literally excluded from playing with and against white players,” the message begins.
“We continue to fill stadiums and grow basketball around the world. When the National Basketball Association struggled to attract more than a few thousand fans, we had no problem sharing the bill. As the NBA grew, they were able to attract the best black players, remember who helped the NBA when it started.”
“Don’t get us wrong, we love everything they achieve and are proud of the way our players stand to help their communities. But don’t forget that basketball wouldn’t be what it is today without us. You play in 17 countries, and we’re in 122. The world wouldn’t have heard of Dr. James Naismith had it not been for the Globetrotters. We’ve published the game,” the document continues.
“As a world-famous and legendary professional basketball team, we have asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the owners all necessary powers to make the Harlem Globetrotters an official NBA franchise. Not now. Right now,” he continued.
Our official statement on yesterday’s message to Tweet embed # my dear # Game spread pic.twitter.com/pbc2fOchDi
– Harlem Globetrotters (Globies) June 22, 2021
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