Harlem Globetrotters

Trip of a lifetime ends on sour note

Bordeaux's French midfielder Henri Saivet (right) fights for the ball with Ajaccio's Algerian defender Carl Medjani during the French L1 football match. Photo: AFP

The road to Pauillac is paved with the history of wine and, with harvest but a week away, the bountiful grapes hang heavy from the vines. The scenery is breathtaking, the legacy incomparable driving north from Bordeaux on a brilliantly crisp autumn day.

Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 5:11am

Globetrotters search Asia for a rising star

It's slam dunk for Hong Kong's new sports reality show. CitySeen has discovered that Lighthouse Events and the Harlem Globetrotters reached an agreement with ATV on Tuesday to launch a reality TV series to find the next Harlem Globetrotter. But don't hog the ball at Southorn Playground yet.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Hang with the Globetrotters

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will run their first ever basketball summer camp in Hong Kong at West Island School next week.

The Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team who combine athleticism and comedy. Founded by Abe Saperstein in 1927 in the US, over the years the team has toured more than 100 countries and played over 20,000 games.

21 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Long and short of it

Paul 'Showtime' Gaffney and fellow Harlem Globetrotters Ron 'Steamboat' Rollerson (54) and Michael 'The Saint' St Julien (24) give the referee a good-natured ribbing during last night's exhibition game at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai. Gaffney led the world-famous Globetrotters in a two-hour act of comedy, music and basketball to the delight of more than 1,300 fans.

18 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Moving the Harlem magic to mainland

Globetrotters may extend training programmes after Hong Kong launch

The Harlem Globetrotters may extend their youth training programme to the mainland after the launch of their first training centre outside the United States in Hong Kong next summer.

5 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Basketball team strut their stuff

Goodwill ambassadors, the Harlem Globetrotters (pictured below), dazzled local fans with a display of circus-like tricks and huge slam dunks in two exhibition games at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this week. The world's most famous touring side showed off some of their favourite court stunts in matches against the New York National team yesterday and Monday.

4 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Off-court gripes spoil a good time

The Harlem Globetrotters' performance at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday night was delightful for many young fans but left some adults, some of whom had paid up to $1,000, disappointed.

The talent and finesse of the players is not in question, but the event, organised by Lighthouse Events, was poorly arranged.

4 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Globetrotters chief glad to be back

Before performing a three-hour private show for 400 children yesterday at the South Island School, the Harlem Globetrotters trotted down to the Kee Club on Saturday night for some cranberry cocktails and R&B.

2 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Hoop tricksters on their way

Hong Kong's party crowd may act like gangstas and wear basketball jerseys, but they'll come up against the real thing when the Harlem Globetrotters dribble their way here next month. The legendary comedy basketball team are on a world tour and will show their skills at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 2 and 3.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am