Harlem Globetrotters arrive in D.C.
The Harlem Globetrotters have arrived in D.C., and they literally dribbled and spun their pink basketballs across the Key Bridge Wednesday afternoon from Rosslyn to Georgetown.
Since they call themselves "Ambassadors of Goodwill", these players should feel right at home in the nation's capital.
Besides performing, they make community appearances and host school assemblies. In fact, while this group of players is in D.C., another "delegation" is globetrotting in North Korea.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman and three Harem Globetrotters are in Pyongyang, North Korea for what they call "basketball diplomacy".
"Hopefully, the kids will have a good time at the game," Rodman said.
Back here at home, Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang kicked off a week of appearances, like one at Holy Trinity School in Georgetown.
"It's a lot of traveling, but it's a lot of fun. If I didn't love it, I wouldn't be able to do it for so long," Lang said.
Lang, along with his teammate 23-year-old Mitchell, taught the students some skills. Mitchell is only the 11th female Globetrotter in 87 years.
"It's a feeling of accomplishment, being on such a legendary team, making history at the same time," Mitchell said.
The Globetrotters are playing three games this weekend. One at the Verizon Center on March 2, and two at the Patriot Center on March 2 and March 3.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
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