After posting Brother Bone's Sweet Georgia Brown, which became the version that the Harlem Globetrotters' used as their theme song, I remembered that I had a New Orleans jazz inspired theme on a 45 rpm of the most famous Globetrotter of all, Meadowlark Lemon and his new team at the time (1980), The Bucketeers. The flipside is a catchy disco tune with Meadowlark adding his vocals.
Meadowlark came back to his hometown to give motivational speeches and show off his half court hook shot at the local schools...which I attended during junior high.
Coincidentally, two of the most worldwide recognized names in basketball, Meadowlark Lemon and Michael Jordan are from the same town in North Carolina.
Also, the Harlem Globetrotters put out an album in the early 70s in which they provided backup vocals on the tracks. One of them caught on in the Carolinas and has become a staple of the Beach Music / Shag crowd.