Friday, November 30, 2007

Question of the Week

Jim, Aberdeen, SD
Subj: The greatest team of all time
Hey Ryan, could the Harlem Globetrotters beat an NBA team?

Absolutely, Slim Jim. Although most observers dismiss the Globetrotters as being a bunch of oversized clowns, it’s important to remember that their roster has included basketball royalty like Wilt Chamberlain, Connie Hawkins and Meadowlark Lemon. While the Trotters have traditionally beaten up on patsies like the Washington Generals, they have also fared well against real competition like the world champion Minneapolis Lakers, whom they beat twice in two exhibition games in 1948 and 1949. Granted, they’d have their hands full against today’s Lakers, but you can never underestimate how a well-timed bucket of confetti can disrupt a team’s rhythm.