BISMARCK, ND - The Harlem Globetrotters have been around for almost 100 years. They have made their way back to the capital city, and before their performance on Tuesday in the Bismarck Event Center, Kaleigh Emery caught up with Buckets, to talk about his return to Bismarck.
Well there's a lot of fun things that always happen at the Bismarck Event Center, we've got the Bismarck Bucks that are playing here, and on Tuesday, it will be the Harlem Globetrotters. This place will be transformed back into a basketball court. I've got Buckets here with me with the Harlem Globetrotters, it is not your first time back in Bismarck, how is it?
"We love it, you know,” says Buckets. “It's actually usually chilly here, but it's always a warm welcome, so getting a chance to come back, and having our faithful fans come and bring in the new little fans, who've heard all the stories about the Globetrotters from the aunts and uncles and grandparents and parents, it's pretty awesome to be able to show them a new, what do you call it, generation of Globetrotters with these super highlight dunks, all these trick shots, and lots of crowd participation."
Now the Globetrotters are kind of known for funny, and playfulness, we've got Devan Douglas, former U-Mary Marauder here too, I would expect that we would be expecting a fun atmosphere on Tuesday?
"Definitely we will. You'll get a chance to see some of his fans that he's made while he was playing college ball here, but also some returning fans that have been loving the Globetrotters for years. It is our 91st consecutive season, so we do love the young at heart, but also some new fans like I mentioned earlier, they're going to get a chance to have so much fun with us. We're going to take whatever was on their minds for 2 hours, we're going to take it off their minds at least that amount of time, here at the Bismarck Event Center. Can't wait, 7:00, 2017 World Tour, and we're excited about it."
Alright, you heard it from Buckets himself. Well since I've got both of you here, you said that you can spin the ball on my finger, can you? Devan you couldn't do it. There it is.
The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Event Center on Tuesday April 25th, the event begins at 7:00 CT.