Few do flair better than the Harlem Globetrotters. For the past 90(!) years, the basketball tricksters have lured fans to watch them repeatedly bludgeon those poor Washington Generals with wacky shots, spinning balls, and other on-court shenanigans.
So with the Globetrotters in town for a pair of games at the Target Center this weekend, it's no wonder the zany squad had a little fun promoting its Twin Cities stop.
On Wednesday the Globetrotters dropped a video of one of its players, Zeus McClurkin, showing off his b-ball wizardry at the Mall of America. While his faux British accent could use a little work, McClurkin's trick-shot game is legit. McClurkin starts off the video by sinking a shot while zip-lining above Nickelodeon Universe. No biggie.
Fittingly, Zeus sticks with his shots-from-above theme for his next two feats, draining a shot from a plank about 60 feet above the ground and another from the amusement park's Ferris wheel.
Through the magic of video editing, it appears as though McClurkin's knocking 'em down with tremendous ease. But according to the Star Tribune, it took him up to 10 attempts on a few of them. Still, we'd be impressed if he nailed one out of 50.
While the Globetrotters' gracious punching bag the Washington Generals folded last year, fans looking to catch America's wackiest basketball team beat up on somebody else can catch 'em at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Target Center.