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Harlem Globetrotters gear up for weekend show, give back to community

(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV) (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)
(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV) (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

The Harlem Globetrotters have been around since 1926, and they are in town for their show this weekend at Halton Arena.

Zeus McClurkin, who has been with the team for the last six years, stopped by the WBTV studio to chat with us about what fans can expect.

"We might come up into the stands at UNC Charlotte and bring you guys down and spin the ball on your finger, or we'll come up there and eat your concessions because we get hungry during the game," Zeus said. "It's a lot of fun. One thing you know you're going to do is have a good time at a Globetrotters game."

The Harlem Globetrotters also focus on making a difference.

"We're not just great basketball players, but we're also ambassadors of good will. I'm going to a school to talk to kids about anti-bullying, which is a huge epidemic nowadays," he explained.

Zeus continued, "We also go to children's hospital, and we have this program called Smile Patrol where I go into the rooms and spin a ball on my finger and try to put a smile on the kids' faces. It normally works."

For more information on tickets to this weekend's event, visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/tickets.

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