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Feb 8 2013

Harlem Globetrotters


Tonight we went to see the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. This is the Globetrotters' mascot Globie with Drew, Landon and Will.


Before the game the boys got to go on the court and participate in various activities with some of the players. This is Landon spinning a ball on his fingers with just a little help from the Globetrotters' Spider Wilks.


Spider Wilks helping Will spin a basketball on his finger.


Finally, Drew spinning a basketball on his finger with Spider Wilks' help. Keep in mind, Spider is 6'7" tall.


The Harlem Globetrotters include Tiny (Paul) Sturgess who is recognized by Guinness World Records as the World's Tallest Professional Basketball Player at 7'7.26".


I had always wanted to see the Harlem Globetrotters with Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal as a child but never got to. So, I splurged a little and got us all courtside seats for the game/performance.


The Harlem Globetrotters famous magic circle warmup.


There's not much of a point having a jump ball with Tiny Sturgess.


Spider Wilks hides behind a young boy sitting next to us.


Landon enjoying the show put on by the Globetrotters.


Hawk slam dunking one for the Harlem Globetrotters.


Well, this just doesn't seem fair. Globetrotters Jet Williams climbed on top of the backboard to block a shot.


Fulfilling Meadowlark Lemon's role of master of ceremonies, Special K Daley delighted the crowd with his showmanship.


Hammer Harrison double-slam dunks two basketballs.


Globie sat down next to me during the game, so I whipped out the cellphone and snapped a picture of us.


In true Globetrotter form, Special K was constantly giving the referees a hard time.


Women's basketballer T-Time Brawner (No. 6) and 5'2" Too Tall Hall (No. 7) run the Global Select players in circles. Brawner fulfilled Curly Neal's roll of giving a dribbling exhibition while sliding all over the court. The opposing team, long known as the Washington Generals was recently split into the "International Elite" and the "Global Select."


Special K going after someone with a bucket of water.


The fans got lucky...it was only a bucket of confetti this time.


The Harlem Globetrotters Firefly Fisher inbounding the ball next to us.


Firefly Fisher and Special K Daley, along with some Global Selects, performed an amazing replay, backwards and slow motion of a disputed play.


Firefly Fisher with a beach ball which, when combined with some terrific showmanship, made it look like they were playing basketball in slow motion.


Firefly Fisher with a 4-point jumpshot. This was the Harlem Globetrotters You Write the Rules World Tour. Fans online and the audience at the game voted on what rules to follow for each quarter among: two basketballs, double points, 4-point shot, 6 on 5 and penalty box. I only recall the first three being used but, perhaps, I missed one or they did one twice.


Globetrotters Jet Williams slamming one home.


The boys really enjoyed watching the Harlem Globetrotters.

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