Sport: Night of Reckoning

At Chicago Stadium last week, extra switchboard operators kept up a singsong chant: "Sorry, no tickets." On the big night, 21,866 fans jammed into the big arena while 5,000 waited outside, unmindful of rain and sleet. It was the largest crowd ever to watch a professional basketball game. The attraction: the amazing Harlem Globetrotters, a razzle-dazzle Negro team which was riding a 113-game winning streak, v. the Minneapolis Lakers, rated the best white team in existence and sparked by towering (6 ft. 10 in.) George Mikan, the basketball player of the half-century....

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