Harlem Globetrotters Tip-Off 2017 World Tour With Nationally Televised Special On ESPN26:45 AM
"ESPN has always been a great supporter and partner of the Globetrotters through the years," Harlem Globetrotter President Howard Smith said. "We are excited to work with the network once again to create dynamic television specials for basketball and sports entertainment fans. Leveraging the tremendous storytelling resources of ESPN is a terrific way to share our unique content."The televised special will be broadcast across linear and digital platforms in the coming months, including ESPN Deportes on Jan. 7, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET, and will feature Globetrotter stars, Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, and Hi-Lite Bruton on the court, as well as a look at the impact the team makes off the court. To see a sneak preview of the special, click here.
Filmed at the renowned basketball courts in Venice Beach, Calif., which represented a first for the Harlem Globetrotters, The Harlem Globetrotters Southern California Special is hosted by Chris McGee, who handles the pre- and post-game television shows for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.
The one-hour special will help mark the start of the Globetrotters 91st season, which tipped off on Dec. 26.
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years.