World Trick Shot Day is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of December. This holiday is created for everyone who loves to show off their basketball skills and demonstrate that the limits are only in our heads. Join in the fun!
The holiday was founded by the Harlem Globetrotters, an American basketball team that dates back to 1920. Initially, they were considered one of the strongest clubs in the United States. Since the 1950s, however, the mission of the Harlem Globetrotters shifted towards showmanship, striving to create interesting and entertaining tricks to wow the public.
- In their heyday, the Harlem Globetrotters visited over 120 countries with their tours and were eagerly anticipated in each one.
- In 1990, the management of the club changed and the focus shifted back to the sports component.
- The team has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- The team’s uniform has remained the same for years, resembling the American flag.
- 60% of fans are men.
- The team is featured in a popular cinematic release, wherein they crash-land on a lost island and find themselves face-to-face with robots.
How to take part
Find popular trick shot videos and practice daily to perfect your skills. Document your progress on video and share it with your social media followers to show off how far you’ve come.
When is World Trick Shot Day celebrated in 2023?
World Trick Shot Day is observed on the first Tuesday of December each year.