Harlem Globetrotters Rumors
Marques Haynes, who bamboozled opposing players and thrilled millions of spectators for more than 50 years with his unparalleled ballhandling skills as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters and other barnstorming basketball teams, died May 22 in Plano, Tex. He was 89. His death was announced by the Globetrotters. The cause was not disclosed.
During an exhibition game in Honduras, Trotter forward William “Bull” Bullard attempted to go up for a slam dunk while holding on to the rim with his legs up on the backboard — the problem was, the whole board support came down with him, leaving Bullard with a nasty gash on his forehead, and shattered glass everywhere. The good news, despite being laid out on the court for a while, he narrowly avoided a more serious injury. He even came back out to the court to give the fans in attendance a “thumbs up” after getting a bandage. Watch the video below:
The Harlem Globetrotters – the highflying exhibition basketball team that has toured the world for decades – are on the block. The Globetrotters, known for their trick shots, slick passing and comedy routines, are being sold by their private equity owner, Shamrock Capital Advisors, according to four sources familiar with the process. The team, which has been held since 2005 by Los Angeles-based Shamrock, is being shopped by Piper Jaffray, the sources said. The process is in the second round, two of the sources said, with the team likely fetching between $50 million to $100 million.
Jamal Crawford’s crossover dribble is a straight-up pain to those who try to stop it. He can fake to his left and go to his right. Dribble behind his back or between his legs. Or hesitate before accelerating toward the basket. Often, the veteran Clippers guard will combine multiple moves in a blur of activity that resembles something out of a Harlem Globetrotters routine. Don’t bother guessing which move he will go to next. Not even Crawford has any idea. “When I have the ball,” he said, “I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do, so there’s no way the guy on me knows what I’m going to do.”