What to Know
- Harlem Globetrotters
- Long Beach
- Feb. 15
Which icon has been around longer: The Harlem Globetrotters or the Queen Mary?
The answer is A), the amazing basketball organization, which has featured athletes who have been wowing audiences with incredible trick shots, sublime on-the-court skills, and perfect comedic timing since 1926.
The fabled ship, which has called Long Beach home for over 51 years, got its start in Scotland, with a launch date that came about a decade after the Globetrotters began.
Both the Globetrotters organization and the Queen Mary are beloved and notably venerable, making for a dream pair-up that feels utterly historic.
Especially as the enormous ocean-liner provides so many spots where basketballs may be deftly thrown over railings into baskets placed far, far, and we do mean FAR below.
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Which is just what happened when Champ Thompson, Zeus McClurkin, and Too Tall Hall called upon the ship during the team's Southern California stop-over.
There's video of the visit, too, which happened just before Valentine's Day, showing the trio of athletes making shots that flat-out astound.
Take a moment to visualize just how big the Queen Mary is, then imagine a basketball traveling up, down, and around its decks.
It's all so fun, so wowza, and totally Globetrotter-tastic.