“Goose” – The Story of Reece Tatum To Premiere On ESPN Australia
Tatum, the leader of the Harlem Globetrotters from 1942-1954 was a basketball pioneer and one of the most influential athletes of his time.
His rare combination of basketball and comedic talent transcended the colour barrier of segregated society, making him a household name and one of the highest paid athletes on the planet.
His amazingly talented Globetrotter team took on the best – even beating George Mikan’s champion Minneapolis Lakers team, and along the way invented new moves such as the no-look pass which have become standard skills today.
At the height of his international fame Tatum left the Globetrotters, finding great success as an entrepreneur as well as becoming a champion for free agency in sports – a concept that was groundbreaking at the time.
An inspiring story that’s not to be missed.
Encore Screening Sunday July 8 @ 8pm ESPN2
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