World Trick Shot Day
World Trick Shot Day is a holiday that’s celebrated on the first Tuesday in December and celebrates the basketball trick shot. Trick shots not only are entertaining, but they’re 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 watching 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 figure 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 Boid 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 some 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 ballers to get their “A-game” going as well.