Disclaimer: I received complimentary tickets to a Harlem Globetrotters game in exchange for my review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
My son recently began learning how to play basketball at his after school program and what great timing for him to take an interest in the sport because the Harlem Globetrotters happen to be doing their 2015 World Tour! I was generously offered complimentary tickets to their local game at the USC campus. Upon arriving at the Galen Center, where all the USC Trojan basketball games are held, I was pleased to see that the stadium style seating offered a great view of the court.
There was plenty of excitement in the crowd as the game began and the players kept things lively with tricks, fast-paced playing, and comedic effects. Throughout the game there was comedic commentary between the players and the referees that had the whole arena laughing. Not to mention the talented players that pulled off some tricks that were nothing short of amazing. In addition there were hilarious pre rehearsed routines during the game that included a live-action instant replay and slow motion replay that was flawlessly acted out by the players.
The players also brought members of the crowd onto the court for some light-hearted hijinks between each quarter. There was plenty of entertainment including some cool performances from local youth dance studios at halftime. The team’s mascot Big G also performed a hilarious dance routine to a montage of hip-hop songs during one of the breaks.
This is truly an event that kids (and adults) of all ages can enjoy even if they don’t understand the rules and regulations of basketball. I highly recommend attending a Harlem Globetrotters game if they are coming to a city near you!