How The Harlem Globetrotters changed the world
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 1926, Abe Saperstein formed an African-American basketball team that became known as the Harlem Globetrotters. Little did Saperstein know that when the team hit the floor for their first road game in Hinckley, Illinois, on Jan. 7, 1927, an evolution of basketball and the black athlete began. Barnstorming across the country in their early existence, the Original Harlem Globetrotters were pioneers in popularizing the slam dunk, fast-break, the forward and point guard positions, and the figure-eight weave. Names like Goose Tatum, Marques Haynes, Meadowlark Lemon became Hall of Famers and blazed a trail for today’s stars, such as Ant