This morning at the studio was like any other morning, crazy and exciting. Today, I was able to interview Scooter, a Harlem Globetrotter.

For those of you who do not know who they are, they are worldwide icons. According to the Harlem Globetrotters website, they pioneered the game of basketball and they show off their skills which are next to none.


Scooter via Matt
Scooter via Matt
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When Scooter walked through the door, their was a presence that hit you hard. It was almost like a bit of magic. His smile and spirited nature swam through the room and any previous stuffiness, all cleared out, immediately. When you meet an influential individual you know immediately. Your are drawn to them.


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I asked Scooter how the Harlem Globetrotters came to be and he told me that Abe Saperstein founded the team in the mid 1920s. Despite what you think, Harlem is not where it originated, it started in Chicago.

He told me that because of the jazz culture and entertaining society of Harlem, that is what helped Abe decide on Harlem and Globetrotters, well he was quite the foreshadower and marketer wasn't he because they eventually became known world wide and have entertained more than 148 million fans in 123 countries and territories worldwide, introducing many to the sport of basketball, also according to the Harlem Globetrotters website.

The Globetrotters draw in people of every age and entertain thousands across the world. They spread happiness and right now, more than ever, that is so vital to us all.

In my short time with Scooter, also known as Shane, he was able to treat me to a few tricks and I even spun the ball on my finger.


He makes this all look very easy but it requires much practice, focus, and natural talent.

The Globetrotters bring more to people then just a basketball game, it's a show. A show of community spirit and pure technique from individuals that have proven to be have the forte to perform at their highest abilities.

The Harlem Globetrotters are playing at the Augusta Civic Center on February 8th. To get your tickets, go here! I'll be there, courtside, ready for the show!

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