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Harlem Globetrotters vs. World All-Stars (taken February 14, 2016)

Nothing brings a smile to my face besides playing/watching the sport of basketball—a sport I've been a fan of since I was 9. How about basketball with a more high-quality entertainment value? Come in the Harlem Globetrotters!

On the day celebrating Love is also my sister's birthday. And what better way to celebrate than a trip to the Honda Center in Anaheim to watch the talented, yet hilarious, Globetrotters? Watching these folks do tricks with the basketball is a joy to watch. Sure, this show is best for kids but it sure brought the kid back in me; I only watched the Globetrotters on TV back then. Now here they are: in celebration of 90 years of globetrotting goodness.

For those who have not seen their show, it's an exhibition game dosed with pure fun and a lot of laughs with audience members. It's great, family-friendly entertainment.

As for those who are used to watching "real" pro sports, think of it like this: everything you know that happens on the court gets spelled out AND made fun of in this game. In other words, when watching basketball, everything that happens such as bad calls, distractions, controversial ejections, coach complaints, get portrayed here but in a funny way. You know how pro athletes keep reiterating how they're "entertainers" and compete "for the sake of the fans?" That's exactly what I mean. Speaking of that, one kid below us took the game so seriously, he cried when the Globetrotters were trailing and why the World All-Stars were not penalized for cheating. Sports fans: does that sound familiar? I wanted to tell that kid that adults react the same way when their team loses, except some of them turn violent and pick fights with fans of the winning team. (Sounds like fans that fight during the 49ers-Raiders game, the Falcons-Saints game, the Dodgers-Angels game, the Lakers-Celtics finals and even the Canadiens-Bruins game.)

Listen kid, along with all sports fans visiting this page: at the end of the day, it's just entertainment. Harlem Globetrotters also made this clear. Pro athletes even admit to this in various media outlets/interviews. Ask Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr before they fought in their "infamous" matchup in May 2, 2015.

Having conveyed that made me feel good inside, and the Globetrotters were no exception. These guys are talented, funny and fan friendly. I'm a big fan!

If you've got kids, or nieces and nephews, I strongly recommend watching the Harlem Globetrotters! It's a lot of fun!

(A Harlem Globetrotter actually did enter into the NBA. Last I recall was Jamario Moon who went to play for teams like the Raptors, the Heat and the Clippers to name a few.)

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Some breaking dancing to get things started!
Some breaking dancing to get things started!

Here's lookin' at you, Duck fans.
Here's lookin' at you, Duck fans.
The jumbotron by DAKTRONICS.
The jumbotron by DAKTRONICS.
Sammi Jo! Wish I had a picture with her.
Sammi Jo! Wish I had a picture with her.
Pre-game warm-ups!
Pre-game warm-ups!
Sporting the retro jerseys!
Sporting the retro jerseys!


A little jiggy, a little dabbing here and there.
A little jiggy, a little dabbing here and there.

Big Easy and Scooter using the metal detector on the ref! ALL sports leagues should do this to their refs.
Big Easy and Scooter using the metal detector on the ref! ALL sports leagues should do this to their refs.
The Globetrotters win the tip!
The Globetrotters win the tip!
First possession!
First possession!
A 'shot' from the World All-Stars.
A "shot" from the World All-Stars.


Big Easy's teammates mocking the ref after he called Easy for a traveling violation. Haha!
Big Easy's teammates mocking the ref after he called Easy for a traveling violation. Haha!
Internet sensation: Big G!
Internet sensation: Big G!
Head over heels? Oh yeah.
Head over heels? Oh yeah.
Planking. Or is he?
Planking. Or is he?
TNT with the basket!
TNT with the basket!
In the words of late, great Chick Hearn: 'SLAAAAAAAAM DUNK!'
In the words of late, great Chick Hearn: "SLAAAAAAAAM DUNK!"
Ducks fans: an honor to the great Teemu Selanne.
Ducks fans: an honor to the great Teemu Selanne.
Big Easy with the Shaq-like block!
Big Easy with the Shaq-like block!
Flip jumps over and dunks over #17! Classic!
Flip jumps over and dunks over #17! Classic!
Globetrotters holding their lead!
Globetrotters holding their lead!
Big Easy in the stands, joking with some folks.
Big Easy in the stands, joking with some folks.
A scuffle between the All-Stars and the Globetrotters!
A scuffle between the All-Stars and the Globetrotters!
Big Easy dancing it out with a fan!
Big Easy dancing it out with a fan!
A gift for her? 'How sweet it is to be loved by you.'
A gift for her? "How sweet it is to be loved by you."
Scooter blocking the fan's husband's view for fear he might get jealous!
Scooter blocking the fan's husband's view for fear he might get jealous!
Big Easy pays her husband back by dancing to 'Hello' by Adele with him. Hilarious!
Big Easy pays her husband back by dancing to "Hello" by Adele with him. Hilarious!

TNT spinning the ball and passing it onto an adorable fan!
TNT spinning the ball and passing it onto an adorable fan!

A 4-point shot at the buzzer!
A 4-point shot at the buzzer!
Halftime score.
Halftime score.
Sammi Jo has telekinetic powers?
Sammi Jo has telekinetic powers?
Halftime show.
Halftime show.
More halftime performances.
More halftime performances.
They're back for the second half!
They're back for the second half!
Wait, what's a Kevin Durant fan doing during their warm-ups? He must've been 'Thunderstruck.'
Wait, what's a Kevin Durant fan doing during their warm-ups? He must've been Thunderstruck.
No need for a contest over this dunk!
No need for a contest over this dunk!
Too Tall, Scooter and Big Easy acting funny to distract World All-Stars shooting free throws!
Too Tall, Scooter and Big Easy acting funny to distract World All-Stars shooting free throws!
Team shot.
Team shot.
Scooter dancing with a kid! The team tells the kid to stop when Scooter told him to twerk. HAHA!
Scooter dancing with a kid! The team tells the kid to stop when Scooter told him to twerk. HAHA!
World All-Stars coach complaining. Oh no!
World All-Stars coach complaining. Oh no!
Scooter wanting water, and tells Too Tall to put Justin Bieber down. HA!
Scooter wanting water, and tells Too Tall to put Justin Bieber down. HA!
Scooter splashes the ref with a bucket of water! Ice Bucket challenge, ref?
Scooter splashes the ref with a bucket of water! Ice Bucket challenge, ref?
Oh no, water! Wait, it's confetti. Ha!
Oh no, water! Wait, it's confetti. Ha!

Fourth quarter underway!
Fourth quarter underway!
Flip atop the All-Stars' basket, kicking their shots away. He took a 'selfie' up there as well. Hilarious!
Flip atop the All-Stars' basket, kicking their shots away. He took a 'selfie' up there as well. Hilarious!

Whoa! World All-Stars coach rigged the score!
Whoa! World All-Stars coach rigged the score!
Coach's Challenge? Wait, that's in the NFL (soon to be in NHL).
Coach's Challenge? Wait, that's in the NFL (soon to be in NHL).

Coming down to the wire!
Coming down to the wire!
Globetrotters win!
Globetrotters win!
Fan signing after the game.
Fan signing after the game.
Ducks fans: it's Cam Fowler! Also, that's my sister showing off her new Harlem Globetrotters shirt in the background.
Ducks fans: it's Cam Fowler! Also, that's my sister showing off her new Harlem Globetrotters shirt in the background.