Harlem Globetrotters return to FAU for two games

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Showman Kevin "Special K" Daley of the Harlem Globetrotters scoring a basket on the Washington Generals. Photo courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters.

Showman Kevin “Special K” Daley of the Harlem Globetrotters scoring a basket on the Washington Generals. Photo courtesy of Harlem Globetrotters.

The Harlem Globetrotters, a league of basketball players who play a scripted game that accommodates their staged tricks and comedic sides, return to FAU to play two games on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the FAU Arena.

The two games are part of the Globetrotters’ “You Write The Rules” 2013 world tour, in which the crowd gets to decide a new rule added to the game, such as playing with two basketballs, or four-point shots made over thirty-five feet away from the basket.

The showman of the team holds the microphone while playing, so the audience can hear his dialogue and comedy while he plays on the court. This year, Kevin “Special K” Daley will be the first Latino to play this prominent role.

“Just to be on the team, it feels great,” said Daley. “It’s a team that has so much history and for me to bring the Latin savor and make all my people from Panama and from all Latin America proud, it makes me feel really good that I’m able to do that. And to be able to be the position that I’m in [showman] is even ten times that. I carry it like it is special because it is.”

Last year on March 9, the Globetrotters drew large crowds at The Burrow with tickets being sold out days before the show. Special K, with experience including playing basketball with President Obama and Justin Bieber, will lead his team into The Burrow for two action-packed games.

“I was able to teach [Bieber] a few tricks that he took off to the NBA Celebrity All Star game. I believe he got the MVP that year so I was proud. But [going twice] shows how much the demand is and how many fans we have [at FAU]. I’m excited because they [FAU] love the Globetrotters and I know that crowd is going to be incredible. So, I’m looking forward to it.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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