September 03, 2010
Q. What team first became known as the “clown princes of basketball”?
A. The Harlem Globetrotters.
They played their first game on January 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Illinois, before a crowd of 300. They combined outstanding basketball talent with crowd-pleasing jokes, games, and skits. In 1985, Llynette Woodard, an All-American at Kansas, became the first woman to play for the Globetrotters.
Information found in Scholastic Book of Firsts.
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