Sometimes a perk of being a blogger is getting to attend events in exchange for blog coverage. I have to admit that is something that I thoroughly enjoy. For instance, just this past week I was able to watch the Harlem Globetrotters go head-to-head against the Washington Generals. This was not your ordinary basketball game.
It started off with a tribute to a Hometown Hero. The Globetrotters are honoring an active, wounded, or retired member of our armed services at each of the venues where they will be performing in 2015. (If the Globetrotters are coming to a town near you, you can nominate someone by clicking here.)
Shortly after the opposing team, the Washington Generals, made it into the arena, the Globetrotters made their entrance to the tune of Sweet Georgia Brown.
After warming up a bit, they put on a great performance. They are some of the best basketball players out there.
In true Globetrotter form, a few shenanigans were performed to the delight of the audience. Below is one of my favorite players, Big Easy, dancing with a member of the audience. (You might recall him from his appearance with Flight Time on The Amazing Race, Seasons 15 & 18.)
Below is a photo of them sabotaging one of their opponents. That might sound like they were being unfair, but one referee was making calls in favor of the Generals throughout most of the game. (The ref was a fan of the Generals.)
With seconds to go in the fourth period, the game was tied. The Globetrotters had the ball and an attempt to make the basket failed. The buzzer sounded and the teams went into overtime. The team to make the next goal would be declared the winner.
The Globetrotters were able to keep their winning streak against the Washington Generals going by making the final basket of the evening.
If you have never been to a Globetrotters performance, I encourage you to go. This was my families second time to see them in Huntsville. It is a performance that is suitable for people of all ages, certain to delight those from 2 to 92.