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The Miami Floridians Ballgirls (left) were talented, and they were famous throughout the ABA. In fact, they were probably more famous than the basketball team itself!

At the Miami Beach Convention Hall, the ballgirls took pictures of fans before games, threw the ball out onto the floor to the referees, danced during timeouts, and served refreshments at halftime.   During free throw attempts by opposing players, they were known to stand  directly underneath the basket as a distraction (far left).  Occasionally, they even traveled with the team.

The Floridians ballgirls served as the inspiration for the similarly-clad "Flint Tropics Girls" seen in the Will Ferrell ABA movie "Semi-Pro." 

(Floridians publicity photos)

Related links:

Semi-Pro Movie Web Page (external site)

Floridians History Page