THE HARLEM WIZARDS
General Admission: $7.00 Advance $8.00 Gate
Senior Citizens are entitled to student rate.
The Harlem Wizards are one of the greatest basketball show-team organizations to ever "lace it up and let 'em fly." Each event that the Harlem Wizards perform offers a rare combination of individual athleticism, teamwork, entertainment and community involvement. It is pure enjoyment for every fan in attendance.
Featuring some of the top basketball talent in the world, the Harlem Wizards' exciting brand of "Tricks, Hoops & Alley-Oops" is so engaging that after five decades they are still packing gymnasiums all across the globe with fans eager to laugh and be amazed.
The tradition and the glue of the Harlem Wizards' special experience is their bond with the fans. Worldwide, our clients and fans can't get enough of the Harlem Wizards! Since 1962, the Harlem Wizards have played over 6,000 games in both the United States and abroad, thrilling millions of fans along the way. The Harlem Wizards' current winning streak exceeds 2,800 games, and miles of smiles.
The Harlem Wizards' Mission is to create an amazing, joyous and awe-inspiring basketball experience for all. Theatrics, tricks, and alley-oops are part of the show and every game is filled with surprises. Every night the opponent is different, and so is the crowd. The Harlem Wizards improvise and adjust to give the fans what they are looking for. A College opponent and crowd might want to see a true epic battle and an elementary school crowd gets more of a kick out of their teachers being involved in a comedy skit.
While the Wizards are great, wholesome family entertainment, the Wizards "not just for kids" approach calls for the players and the organization to innovate and produce events with surprising twists and challenges that keep the players on their toes, and the fans, coming back year after year. The Wizards are committed to taking show ball where it has never been. The Wizards goal is to be so spectacular that the eight year old, still loves the Wizards when he or she turns 18.
A good opponent brings out the competitive fire in the Wizards players, but that is not a problem! The Wizards magic and skill is being able to shift the mood from hilarious to serious and back, in the blink of an eye.
The Harlem Wizards perform their events on many different courts and stages. Around the world, Harlem Wizards games are usually held in arenas, while they play celebrities, freestyle ballers and professional teams. In the USA, the Harlem Wizards perform for schools, charities, colleges, corporations, communities and private events. Millions of dollars have been raised for non-profit community organizations and charities, while providing amazing basketball entertainment.
The Wizards have toured worldwide, to five continents and 22 countries. They recently returned from a tour of China, where millions watched the Wizards games on TV in Beijing. They have also hooped in many high profile charity events, with stars like Russell Simmons, TV stars Malcolm Jamal Warner and Luke Perry, sports commentator/writer Peter Vescey and WFAN, on-air personality Chris "Mad Dog" Russo.
The Wizards have been the playground for some of the NBA's greatest legends. NBA Top 50 All-Time selections Connie Hawkins and Nate "Tiny" Archibald have both played with the Wizards. Hawthorne Wingo, a Knick favorite developed his pro game for four years with the Wizards. Over 20 NBA players have played with the Wizards. College greats and playground legends have also dotted the Wizards roster. Over 30 former and current Wizards were listed in Slam Magazines top street baller historical retrospective.
Third generation Wizard fans remember names like Lawrence "Magic Man" Gable, "Puggy" Bell, "Showboat" Dumpson, "Pickles" Murphy, Larry "Butterfly Man" Cheatham and Bobby "Zorro" Hunter.
In 1992 Howie Davis, the Wizards founder passed away. Todd Davis stepped onto the court to continue the legacy his father had created. The new Millennium has seen a Harlem Wizards team stronger then ever with a healthy combination of old crowd favorites and new young rising sensations.
Current Wizards showstopper Eric "Broadway" Jones is a former Harlem Globetrotter star and a World Scholar Athlete. Arnold "A-Train" Bernard, was featured in the NIKE Freestyle Commercial, and was a seven year Globetrotter before becoming a Wizard. Chris "Handles" Franklin also starred in the NIKE Commercial, and is one of the world's greatest trick dribblers."Tojo" Henderson is an icon, still thrilling audiences after over 40 years.
The Harlem Wizards are an experience that you don't want to miss.