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Would the harlem globetrotters beat a top NBA team?
in a competetive game?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Against the Miami Heat? Yes, they could.
Yes, the Globetrotters are showboating and go out there to put on a show. No, they don't have the best players. But they do still have talent, and they have fun.
Look at Shaq in the All-Star game. He showboated too. Missed a free throw just so he could go dunk it. If Shaq joins in on having the fun - then yes, the Globetrotters would win. That's what they do.
I like the thought, but you could never get the Globetrotters (and therefore any NBA team playing against them) to play competitively. Hell, even MJ would probably have too much fun to worry very much about winning. And that's no knock on MJ's competitiveness (we all know he wants to win!), but more a compliment to the Globetrotters.
- 5 years ago
Absolutely not. Almost every move they make is illegal in real basketball, so they couldn't even use much of their skills. On top of that, most NBA players can do the same tricks -- they're not that hard. The reason the Globetrotters are fun to watch is because they've choreographed their moves and made them into a show. Give NBA players enough time and motivation, and they could do the same thing. But most Globetrotters couldn't become top NBA players -- not with all the time in the world.
- 1 decade ago
no. the harlem globetrotters are showmen, and that is their job. nba teams are trained to play competetive basketball and they train every day to build a well-oiled machine.
it is true that both the globetrotters and an NBA team play basketball, but the members of the globetrotters would not be able to be superstars or even stars on any NBA team because they are not that good.
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- Jason The GreatLv 61 decade ago
That would be the most embarrassing game for the globetrotters of all-time!
Every now and then they'll play an exhibition college game and they usually get creamed.
Remember that the globetrotters, while very good players, play against teams that aren't literally competing, just putting on a show.
- Tenn GalLv 61 decade ago
The Globetrotters play for show and never to win so they could not beat a NBA team or a good college team.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No,it's pure entertainment on the part of the globetrotters,they would get killed by an NBA team
- 1 decade ago
The Globetrotters these days are former old NBA players, kids out of college or players that can't make it in the NBA or Europe. The NBA'ers would decimate them.
- 1 decade ago
No the Globtrotters lack the skill to play in the NBA thats why their there. But back in the 50s they did beat the Minnelpolis Lakers when they were the best team.Source(s): Self
- intzkiLv 51 decade ago
not a chance.....the globetrotters are performers while nba players are competitors....their style of play and their competitive basketball skill level compared to the nba is like yao ming's height compared to boykin's....maybe more than that....