There was never a Marques Haynes appearance in the NBA because, unlike most professional basketball players today, Haynes wanted to be a Harlem Globetrotter. Sure, the NBA wasn’t the multi-million dollar behemoth it is today, but in 1953, the Philadelphia warriors offered Haynes a $35,000 a year contract that would have made him the second-highest paid player in the league. Still, Haynes was not enticed. Instead, he stayed with the Globetrotters and toured the country as one of the greatest ballhandlers of all time.
**Marques Haynes Speaker**
The list of Marques Haynes speaker topics of course includes his time with the Harlem Globetrotters, but he can also talk about how he founded his own barnstorming team, the Harlem Magicians. The team was popular in its day that boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson would sometimes play exhibitions with them.
**Marques Haynes Appearance**
Despite never playing in the NBA, there’s still a Marques Haynes appearance in the Basketball Hall of Fame. His hall of fame induction was inspired by his 46-year professional career, one of the longest in the history of basketball.
**Marques Haynes Endorsement**
The most famous Marques Haynes endorsement comes from the legendary players who claim to be influence by his ballhandling skills: Bob Cousy, Pete Maravich, and Fred “Curly” Neal.
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