The Harlem Globetrotters are Coming to Montreal!

You guys.

I am so amazed by the Harlem Globetrotters and it has been such a privilege to meet some of the team, write about them, and see them in Montreal multiple times. The Globetrotters travel the world through a love of basketball, showmanship, and beating rivals – the Washington Generals. I love seeing the reactions of the crowd as they see the team make unbelievable trick shots, super fun plays, and hilarious anecdotes throughout the game.

Every time they come to town, I get excited! It brings me right back to being a kid and going to see the Harlem Globetrotters with my dad. We had the best time! Since then, I’ve brought my kids to see them too, and made new memories. You can read about our experiences, see our videos, and watch my interview with Buckets Blakes here: Globetrotters Posts.

The globetrotters will be touring 150 cities across North America. With only nine stops in Canada for this tour, Montreal is so fortunate to have them play at the Bell Center in Montreal and Place Bell in Laval.

Seeing the Harlem Globetrotters LIVE

You may have heard a lot about the team and what they do. But to see them play live is a totally different and incredible experience. We love it every time. Their signature 4-point shot, coordinating moves, and expert ball-handling skills are truly amazing. And they are funny! Seeing them interact with the crowd and with each other is so fun and will crack you up!

Not Just Basketball

Did you know the Harlem Globetrotters are so much more than an amazing basketball team? Each player is a world ambassador for good. Their series, Harlem Globetrotters: Play it Forward, is in its second season on NBC and showcases non-profit organizations and the people who lead them. It is a feel-good series that shows people making a difference in everyday people and their community.  The series is also available in Spanish, Genando Con La Comunidad, on Telemundo and Peacock.

History and Fun Facts about the Harlem Globetrotters

It’s amazing when you learn about these historic moments that came from the Harlem Globetrotters:

  • Did you know the Globetrotters were founded in 1926?! Yes, that’s right. They were founded in Chicago by Abe Saperstein and played their first road game in Illinois in 1927.
  • The team has won over 30,000 games and lost only 345 – the best winning percentage in the history of professional sports.
  • There have been over 750 players who have played for the Globetrotters in the team’s 97-year history. The alumni and their legacy are proud elements of this franchise.
  • The first African-American to ever sign an NBA contract was a Harlem Globetrotter – Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, in 1950.
  • In 1982, the Harlem Globetrotters were the first sports team to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • The first woman to play for a men’s professional basketball team was a Harlem Globetrotter – Lynette Woodard, in 1985.
  • The Globetrotters were the first professional sports franchise to be owned by an African-America – former player, Mannie Jackson.
  • The first and only man to dunk on a 12-foot basket was a Globetrotter – Michael “Wild Thing” Wilson.
  • In 2010, the Globetrotters introduced us to their now signature 4-point shot, changing the face of basketball.


Naturally, when I found out the Harlem Globetrotters were coming back to Montreal, I was pumped to offer my readers the chance to see them too!! Get ready to whistle to Sweet Georgia Brown and watch the team play some incredible basketball in Montreal!

Win a pair of tickets to the Friday, Apr 26th game at 7 pm at the Bell Centre!

The enter:

Write a comment below telling me your favourite thing you learned about the Harlem Globetrotters from this post or my other posts (link here).

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The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on April 22nd, 2024. The lucky winner will be notified by e-mail. Open to Canadian residents only. Remember to include your e-mail in all entries!

Good luck to all!

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Akilah April 15, 2024 at 11:33 pm

Favourite thing I learned about the Harlem Globetrotters:
The first African-American to ever sign an NBA contract was a Harlem Globetrotter – Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, in 1950. 🤯

Gillian April 16, 2024 at 6:24 am

Favourite thing I learned is that the Globetrotters have been around for almost 100 years!

Julia a.k.a Mama MOE April 23, 2024 at 10:42 am

CONGRATS, Gillian! You are the random lucky draw winner! Enjoy the game!!

Rachela April 22, 2024 at 4:59 pm

I love to learn about how women have changed the girl world and it was super cool to learn tang Lynette was the first woman to play on a man’s team!!

Shermeen April 22, 2024 at 5:39 pm

The favourite thing I learned is the team has won over 30,000 games and lost only 345 – the best winning percentage in the history of professional sports. This is amazing! Also that each player is a world ambassador for good.


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