Harlem Globetrotters petition NBA to become next expansion franchise

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The Harlem Globetrotters threw their hat into the ring to become the NBA’s next expansion franchise.

The Globetrotters penned a letter to the NBA on Monday petitioning the league and Commissioner Adam Silver to become the next franchise.

“Congratulations on growing into a multi-billion-dollar industry with international endeavors and huge media deals. We’ve kept our heads down and focused on what means the most to us – world class basketball showmanship, uniting families and spreading joy of the game,” the letter read in part.


“So, if you really believe what you’ve been saying about social justice, going back to ‘normal’ needs to look different. You can’t just act like we don’t exist anymore. It’s time to right the wrongs and rewrite history. It’s time for the NBA to honor what the Globetrotters have done for OUR sport, both here in the U.S. and…

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