NEW BLOG FEATURE

NEW: VIEW RIGHT SIDE TAB AND SELECT
CITY FOR TASTE OF HAWAII FAVORITES!

Friday, May 18, 2012

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS


HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
NEIL BLAISDELL CENTER
HONOLULU, HAWAII

Enjoyed seeing the Harlem Globetrotters with my family and my daughters friend from her basketball team.  While the Globetrotters are still entertaining they seem to lack that magic that I remembered as a kid.  Many of the tricks and gags are the same.  The water bucket chase is still a fan favorite.  Never noticed this before but the Globetrotters play with the baskets lowered by about a foot.  This is how they are able to dunk so often, hang on the rim and hit more shots.  The team is now anchored by The Big Easy.  He is no Meadowlark Lemon but he does pull of the part and keep the party going.  The addition of a female Globetrotter increased the interest of my daughter and her friend.  They were anxious to get her autograph after the game.  The girls were able to get autographs of all the players on this traveling team.  Great night of fun with the family.  Wanted to show photos of the Elvis statue in front of the Neil Blaisdell Center.  Nice tribute to the King.  Elvis was instrumental in building the Arizona Memorial.  He gave money from the first satellite concert around the world to help build the memorial.  Video of the Globetrotters below.


ELVIS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE OF THE
NEIL BLAISDELL CENTER IN HONOLULU
SCULPTURE IS JUST TO THE RIGHT OF MAIN
TICKET BOOTH OFF WARD AVENUE
ELVIS - ALOHA FROM HAWAII
THE WORLD'S FIRST SATELLITE TV CONCERT
JANUARY 14, 1973
WITH SUPREME TALENT AND SINCERE HUMILITY,
ELVIS PRESLEY MADE HIS GIFT THE WORLD'S.
"THANK YOU.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH"
FROM THE PEOPLE OF TV LAND.

THE BLAISDELL CENTER IS A ROUND SAUCER LOOKING BUILDING.
CONSTRUCTED IN 1964 WITH WATER SURROUNDING THE MAIN
ENTRANCES INTO THE ARENA.  
GLOBETROTTER BASKETBALLS AND PROGRAMS
WERE LATER SIGNED BY ALL THE PLAYERS
COURT SIDE SEATS WERE PRETTY DARN GOOD

HARLEM GLOBETROTTER - BIG EASY 

VIDEO OF HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS IN HAWAII


No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave your comments and feedback