"And on February 3, 1959, Wilt Chamberlain and the Harlem Globetrotters whipped the Los Angeles Rams in a basketball game, 80-56."Whether it was that game or a later one in Santa Monica, I just remember laughing very hard and being totally amazed at what these guys could do with a basketball. I'd note that some of the first UCLA basketball games I went to were also in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Below is a snippet of Meadowlark and the team that will give those who never saw the Globetrotters an idea of what they did on court.
Below that is a longer documentary that puts their comic talents into the context of their amazing athletic talents and race relations in the United States and the world - the real importance of the Harlem Globetrotters.