Globetrotters plan two shows in a quick visit to Costa Rica

America’s beloved basketball tricksters, the Harlem Globetrotters, will be entertaining expats and Ticos in Guápiles tonight at the Gimnasio Polideportivo Guapiles and Saturday at Ciudad Deportiva Hatillo. Tickets can be purchased at the Gimnasio prior to the presentation. The Globetrotters will not be playing against a local team. It is planned to be only a presentation of comedy and skill. This event is targeted towards all ages and focuses on family fun, said organizers.

A representative from the gymnasium in Guápiles said that the team will arrive early the day of the event, starting at 2 p.m. to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.

The Harlem Globetrotters originally formed 87 years ago in 1926 as a five-man black basketball team. In 1927 the team was named the Harlem New York Globetrotters. In 1941, comedy routines were added and the members have been playing exhibition games for good causes ever since. Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain and Magic Johnson spent time as Globetrotters. They even appeared as cartoon versions of themselves in a Scooby–Doo episode.

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