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The Harlem Globetrotters want to be the NBA’s 31st Franchise (Seriously)


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Yeah, but the use of "Harlem" is already a bit of a facsimile. They started in Chicago and picked Harlem because of its connection to black American culture as a way to basically promote/indicate that they were a team of black players.

 

To add on, their executive headquarters are located outside of Atlanta, so neither Harlem nor Chicago.

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1 hour ago, monkeypower said:

Yeah, but the use of "Harlem" is already a bit of a facsimile. They started in Chicago and picked Harlem because of its connection to black American culture as a way to basically promote/indicate that they were a team of black players.

 

Ah yes, just like Houston's very own Harlem Heat. NBA, we comin' for you, [beeeeeeeeeep]

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3 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

Ah yes, just like Houston's very own Harlem Heat. NBA, we comin' for you, [beeeeeeeeeep]


That reminds me,

 

 

Smell me. Quite frankly, I would’ve loved ‘90s Scott Thompson doing a Sensational Sherri impression.

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9 hours ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

I wasn't really joking when I suggested Vegas. The Globetrotters have been a barnstorming team since their inception (it's in the name!).

 

I like the idea. My only requirement is they have to go back to the Meadowlark Lemon era jerseys. This would be a top ten NBA uniform.

 

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1 hour ago, DG_ThenNowForever said:

This fight was set at MGM Grand in Vegas...which happens to be across the street from New York New York.

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There's too much kismet for this idea not to work.


But, if this idea dies, it dies. 

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

Eddie Guerrero's original theme music appears in the now-missing-from-youtube "Gezbo, the Video-Selling Clown"


I love hearing WCW themes in other productions. Didn’t the original Benoit theme appear in a biology video for kids? 

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10 hours ago, infrared41 said:

 

I like the idea. My only requirement is they have to go back to the Meadowlark Lemon era jerseys. This would be a top ten NBA uniform.

 

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I would also be fully expecting for them to come out with city edition jerseys that say "New Amsterdam"

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Anyone think there might be a space for them in the G-League ala the NBA's "Ignite" team in Walnut Creek? maybe as like an east coast equivalent, or a barnstorming team sponsored by the league that plays international teams in Europe/Africa/China as a marketing tool? 

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On 6/26/2021 at 2:16 PM, monkeypower said:

Yeah, but the use of "Harlem" is already a bit of a facsimile. They started in Chicago and picked Harlem because of its connection to black American culture as a way to basically promote/indicate that they were a team of black players.

 

To add on, their executive headquarters are located outside of Atlanta, so neither Harlem nor Chicago.

Whenever I hear "Harlem, Chicago" in a sentence, I immediately think of the infamous Jimmy McPerson essay.

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On 6/25/2021 at 5:51 PM, Red Comet said:

You know, it would be neat to see 3 NBA teams in New York. Would be somewhat reminiscent of the so-called “Golden Age of Baseball”


They’d have to actually be in New York.  Which is the only reason to do it.  If they were serious.  Which they aren’t. 

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On 6/26/2021 at 10:01 PM, infrared41 said:

 

I like the idea. My only requirement is they have to go back to the Meadowlark Lemon era jerseys. This would be a top ten NBA uniform.

 

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This might be the only basketball uniform that works where the shorts aren't the same color as the jersey.

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