Listen: Harlem Globetrotters, Harlem, Basketball discussed on Latino USA
"Man call eight savage and the reason why he decided to create a team is because he wanted to give african unamerican <hes> basketball players a chance to play for money because they're not allowed to play professional basketball in n._b._a. Back in nineteen twenties so he we went to a place called the savoy ballroom and chicago illinois and picked out the best african american basketball players can find. I i the name of the team with the the superbowl five but then he decided to change the name to harlem because something happened here in harlem new york called the harlem renaissance off so it was a lot of famous musicians famous artists coming out of harlem so he decided to change inch named joe harland's irony we think we've famous and then he put globetrotters on the jersey so everybody would think we were traveling around the world beginning basketball we played today is influenced a lot by the harlem globetrotters three point line. We've been alex for the the alleyoop done. Here's the the razzle dazzle driven that you guys love to see now switzer deepest doing since nineteen the first i am. I saw the harlem globetrotter super interesting because it was one of those regular days that i was ready to go home and get ready to go play basketball and i turned the t._v. On and saw the episode when harlem globetrotters met shaggy and scooby globetrotters legitimize with a basket boy scooby doo and shaggy could make food disappear wash delicious but i thought the harlem globetrotters or cartoons for longtime batman was a cartoon supervisor cartoon and the next time i saw them was once i became gloat job. I grew up in small town. Call one eighty s and south of the island of puerto rico the it was a heel you oversee the town and you can hear the bells <hes> catholic church on every hour as a beautiful beautiful place to grow and to have family and everybody's reporting everybody. Nobody baseball was part of a daily routine for us. You know people love baseball because we have so many superstars blame professional baseball in the major leagues for us us so they're always encouraged kids to play baseball but they know anything about basketball and that's the thing that i fell in love with every single day. I wake up. Sometimes i go to sleep which is like playing with the basketball and my bad looking up shooting my dad be like hey gotta go to bed and take the ball away from me. The next morning i wake up the balls right data game and it's just repeated that over and over and over the way i got into the globetrotters was being the right place right time so i'm finishing my contract as a competitive basketball player so the exact day i'm i'm calling my agent saying hey we gotta work on a new contract and new team and i'm coming out of my apartment and coach samoyed loyd than who happened to be a professional coach than i knew. Growing up in puerto rico was coming my way. We kind of bumped each other. We talk and find out he's he's working for the harlem globetrotters organization and he asked me do you wanna be globetrotter and i'm like yeah and like three days later i get the call oh and then i did a really really going to try out and here i am seven years later so now well so i'm a globetrotter now and i'm sending down the bank watching this guy's doing all this amazing tricks inches i kind of stepped back from having having the uniform on and feel like a little kid like this is amazing this amazing the things this guy can do and then you realize i can do thinks that all the things that happened in the world and we ask rotana's. We'd do something special. We do something positive life and we just create memory that people don't want to forget. That's why i love what i do. The orlando mendez continues to play and entertain with the harlem globetrotters. You can catch."