World Trick Shot Day

World Trick Shot Day is a holiday celebrated on the first Tuesday in December and honors the basketball trick shot. Trick shots are not only entertaining but also capable of amazing us, and under special circumstances, they can even inspire us.

Everyone should take a few moments out of their day to enjoy this holiday—either by practicing their own trick shots or by watching footage of other people performing trick shots. A good place to start is with some Harlem Globetrotters footage—those are tricks that will amaze and impress just about anyone.

Facts About The Harlem Globetrotters

We figured that since the Harlem Globetrotters are the number one trick shot performers in the world, we would take the time to list some facts about them, which is exactly what we did below. We hope that they inspire and entertain everyone who reads them.

  • The Harlem Globetrotters began in Chicago in 1926.
  • Abe Saperstein gave the team their name.
  • Wilt Chamberlain began his career with the Harlem Globetrotters.
  • They helped keep the early NBA afloat as it struggled during the 1950s.
  • In 1946, one-armed player Boyd Buie played for the team.
  • They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • They have set a total of 12 world basketball records… so far.
  • They were the first team to play basketball in Europe.
  • They had won over 22,000 games by 2006.

Observing World Trick Shot Day

As we said earlier, find yourself some Harlem Globetrotter footage or footage of other people doing trick shots and watch them with friends and/or family members. If you’re brave, you can also take the time to practice some trick shots on your own. While you’re playing hoops on this day, be sure to use the hashtag #WorldTrickShotDay to encourage other players to get their “A-game” going as well.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 3 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
December 2 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
December 5 Tuesday
Hobby & Creativity, Sports