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July 29, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
The long : Summertime tradition just five years old, the visit of America's iconic, talented, trick- basketball team dominates this week in Wildwood with appearances, clinics-and farcical games vs. the Washington Generals. The short : Georgia Brown is sweet. Sweet J is sweeter. Rare opp : This is the red-white-and-blue shortsters' only stateside stop this summer. Today : The Trotters are so big at the beach, Wildwood moved its 106th annual Baby Parade so as not to interfere with a game.
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January 29, 2013 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank Washington, 91, a Germantown native who played with the Harlem Globetrotters when the world-famous team actually competed (and beat nearly all comers), died Thursday, Jan. 24, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He had suffered from heart disease, said the Rev. Marshall Mitchell, a cousin. Mr. Washington, who lived in Upper Roxborough, required dialysis treatment for nearly two decades. Mr. Washington, known as "Big Frank," also played for the legendary New York Renaissance black basketball team for a season before volunteering for the Navy in World War II. From 1946 to 1960, the 6-foot-5 Mr. Washington played center for the Globetrotters with the likes of William "Pop" Gates, Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton, "Meadowlark" Lemon, and Wilt Chamberlain.
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August 1, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everybody appreciates a few days at the Jersey Shore. Especially the Clown Princes of Basketball. The Harlem Globetrotters finish up their annual four-day visit to Wildwood, N.J., this weekend, and star Big Easy Lofton says it's a treat for the team. "Wildwood has become a must-play tradition for us every summer," he says. "From riding the tram car when we arrive to tossing out Frisbees on the beach, our annual trip to Wildwood is much more than four games. " The Trotters, also featuring dribbling wizard Handles Franklin and former Temple standout TNT Maddox, even brought along their perennial foes, the Washington Generals.
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March 22, 1991 | By Edgar Williams, Special to The Inquirer
In the beginning, in 1926, there was a man in Chicago with a decrepit automobile and no job. He packed five basketball players into the car and set out to find a golden basket. The man's name was Abe Saperstein, and what he started 65 years ago was the Harlem Globetrotters, foremost team attraction in sports history. Consider: Each year of late, blending superb athleticism with antic comedy, the Globetrotters have performed before more than 4 million spectators throughout the world in a season that practically never ends.
NEWS
March 2, 2008 | By Lou Rabito INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OK, sports fans, let's test your knowledge of hoops. In his first pro basketball season, Dave Boettcher recently: a) lined up at cornerback. b) made some layups and missed a dunk. c) jumped to block a shot but didn't lift either arm to swat the ball. d) all of the above. If you guessed "b" and not "d," consider this: Boettcher plays for the Washington Generals, the lovable-loser straight men for the anything-goes antics of the Harlem Globetrotters. Boettcher (pronounced BET-cher)
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March 9, 2012 | By Matt Huston, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Temple University, basketball star Fatima Maddox won an award for her three-point shooting. In Globetrotters basketball, she's learned it's all about the four-pointers. A four-pointer: That's 35 feet from the basket, 12 feet past the NBA's three-point line. It's the Globetrotters' most recent addition to the game. "We have some amazing four-point scorers, and they've been trying to lead me on the right path," said the former Owl and rookie Harlem Globetrotters guard. The team calls her "TNT," for her explosiveness on the court.
SPORTS
March 4, 2008 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's been more than two decades since Fred "Curly" Neal displayed his dribbling act and half-court shooting prowess with the Harlem Globetrotters, but he remains a key figure in promoting the team. Neal, 66, was at a 76ers practice last week to promote the Globetrotters' appearances in the area. They will play at 1 p.m. Saturday at Temple's Liacouras Center and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. Games are scheduled for 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Wachovia Center.
NEWS
March 23, 1992 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Continuing their 21-year winning streak - that's not a misprint - the Harlem Globetrotters feasted again yesterday on the hapless Washington Generals at the Spectrum. And based on the crowd reaction to Lou Dunbar (above), it's obvious which team the fans favor. At right, 'Trotter Reggie Dixon showboats past the Generals' Cliff Payton
SPORTS
October 1, 2010
Philadelphia native Garry "Bingo" Beverly has become a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. The 6-8 forward graduated from American Christian School in Upper Chichester. He played at Delaware State before transferring to Clark Atlanta University, where he led the Division II team in rebounding and blocked shots in the 2008-09 season and was the team's second-leading scorer. Beverly played four games last season for the Cosmos de Tijuana, a professional team in Mexico. Beverly is one of six new Globetrotters, who are in training camp preparing for their 85th season.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WATCH OUT, North Korea, we've sent over our ultimate weapon. No, we're not talking about nuclear missiles or drones. Nothing so ho-hum. We're talkin' ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman, the explosive rebound machine, who won five league titles in his 14-year career. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday along with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters and a TV crew from VICE media that is shooting a special for HBO. "Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to [North Korea]
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August 1, 2015 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everybody appreciates a few days at the Jersey Shore. Especially the Clown Princes of Basketball. The Harlem Globetrotters finish up their annual four-day visit to Wildwood, N.J., this weekend, and star Big Easy Lofton says it's a treat for the team. "Wildwood has become a must-play tradition for us every summer," he says. "From riding the tram car when we arrive to tossing out Frisbees on the beach, our annual trip to Wildwood is much more than four games. " The Trotters, also featuring dribbling wizard Handles Franklin and former Temple standout TNT Maddox, even brought along their perennial foes, the Washington Generals.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
The long : Summertime tradition just five years old, the visit of America's iconic, talented, trick- basketball team dominates this week in Wildwood with appearances, clinics-and farcical games vs. the Washington Generals. The short : Georgia Brown is sweet. Sweet J is sweeter. Rare opp : This is the red-white-and-blue shortsters' only stateside stop this summer. Today : The Trotters are so big at the beach, Wildwood moved its 106th annual Baby Parade so as not to interfere with a game.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HOW COULD the owner of a basketball team that lost 14,000 games expect to get in the Hall of Fame? Every year when the inductees were announced, Red Klotz died a little. But he was not the kind of guy to brood. He took his lumps and moved on. And moving on meant continuing to coach and play the game he loved, into his 90s. Louis Herman "Red" Klotz, whose involvement in basketball as player, coach and team owner went back 80 years, and the owner and coach of a team that was created to lose to the legendary Harlem Globetrotters in games all over the world, died Saturday.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Louis "Red" Klotz, 93, a Philadelphian whose basketball life spanned much of the game's history and produced a historic legacy of losing, died Saturday at his Margate, N.J., home. Mr. Klotz won championships at South Philadelphia High, with the barnstorming Philadelphia Sphas and with the NBA's Baltimore Bullets. But it was with the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters' longtime foils, that the 5-foot-7 redhead made a lasting impact. Mr. Klotz, whose family still owns the team, founded the Generals in 1952.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2014 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Kevin loves many sports, but his favorite is basketball, and the 14-year-old dreams of playing the game professionally when he grows up. However, if that doesn't work out, then he is considering becoming a lawyer. Kevin was thrilled to have the opportunity recently to visit the Harlem Globetrotters. He spent some time with players Handles and TNT, who gave him tips on improving his game and presented him with a team basketball and tickets to their next game. Along with sports, Kevin also enjoys a variety of music styles, including jazz, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
PLASTERED HIGH on a beige cinderblock wall along the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center, there is an orange basketball rim that strangely blends in. There is no backboard, no glamour of a big stage - though it is positioned down the corridor from where the Sixers' court is kept. It is a few feet from the loading docks, where you might think it was installed so arena workers could shoot a few hoops while on break. You probably wouldn't have guessed that Flyers captain Claude Giroux asked for the hoop to be set up. Shooting hoops is as much a part of his pregame routine as grilled cheese sandwiches - a chance to decompress before taking the ice. Part of that is because he isn't as talented a soccer player as some of the Flyers' European players, as one-touch soccer games are an NHL pregame staple.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2014 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
The Harlem Globetrotters bring their on-court tricks and sportsmanship to the Liacouras Center Friday and to the Wells Fargo Center Sunday for the Fans Rule Tour. At Sunday's game, Kevin Grow of Bensalem, a teen who has Down syndrome, will make his debut performance with the Globetrotters. Performing for 88 years, the Globetrotters will let the audience take charge and make the rules for the games, hence Fans Rule. Fans can choose from three rules for the game: the Hot Hand Jersey, the Make or Miss, and the Trick Shot Challenge.
NEWS
November 29, 2013 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Tim Kelly realized early on that his book about Louis "Red" Klotz needed to be "more than a basketball story. " And so it is: Kelly's newly released The Legend of Red Klotz (ComteQ Publishing) tells a lively and loving tale of a carrottopped South Philly kid who enjoyed a unique role in the history of sports, entertainment, and even international diplomacy. "Red's the greatest shooter who ever lived, and that wasn't even the best part of his game," Kelly, 61, says of the gentlemanly, yet fiercely competitive, fellow who helped introduce American basketball to the postwar world.
SPORTS
August 23, 2013
THE 76ERS have started adding to their thin roster. Yesterday, they acquired point guard Tony Wroten from the Memphis Grizzlies. In a statement, the Sixers said they gave up future considerations. The Grizzlies announced that they received a conditional second-round pick in 2014 and a trade exception. The Sixers now have two painfully young players at the point, as Wroten is only 20, and 11th overall pick Michael Carter-Williams, right now the team's starter at the spot, is 21. Like Carter-Williams, Wroten has good size, at 6-6. He appeared in 35 regular-season games last year for Memphis.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WATCH OUT, North Korea, we've sent over our ultimate weapon. No, we're not talking about nuclear missiles or drones. Nothing so ho-hum. We're talkin' ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman, the explosive rebound machine, who won five league titles in his 14-year career. Rodman arrived in Pyongyang Tuesday along with three members of the Harlem Globetrotters and a TV crew from VICE media that is shooting a special for HBO. "Is sending the Harlem Globetrotters and Dennis Rodman to [North Korea]
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