Thousands of people come out to see them play, among them, are presidents, kings, and even popes! They were the first basketball team to ever play in Europe, and since then they've toured around the globe breaking cultural and social barriers with their unbelievable tricks with a basketball.
Bucket Blakes is in his 10th season as a Globetrotter. His skills with a ball have taken him to over sixty countries around the world, but for Bucket, it's the ability to make a difference that really keeps him going.
"I'm so happy to get a chance to influence these kids in a positive manner," says Blakes.
As Bucket explains, the Globetrotters pride themselves on being "ambassadors of good will."
"We take pride in making sure that we're role models," says Blakes, "but at the same time we get the opportunity to be a little bit more intimate with our fans."
Each player with the Globetrotters sticks around after their games, to meet their fans and sign autographs for over half an hour. The players also visit nearly two hundred schools and hospitals over the course of the year.
Of course the Globetrotters are most famously known for their antics on the court. As Bucket says, the big advantage for them is always getting the home court advantage.
Connect with the Harlem Globetrotters:
The Harlem Globetrotters
Performing at Moody Coliseum
Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm
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