TRIVIAL PURSUITS: From where did the Harlem Globetrotters originate?

From where did the Harlem Globetrotters originate?

The Harlem Globetrotters started in Chicago, and no original players were from New York.

In 1926, 24-year-old businessman named Abe Saperstein formed the basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. He was just trying to promote a nightclub called the Savoy Ballroom, but in just a few years the team had played over 1000 games around the country and become the Harlem Globetrotters. He chose the name Harlem to call attention to the ethnicity of players and Globetrotters to persuade people they had been around the world.