City Views: Harlem Globetrotters bring new 'Pushing the Limits' world tour to NYC

1010 WINS Newsroom
February 11, 2020 - 6:24 am
Categories: 

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling audiences all over the world for 94 years and will bring their new “Pushing the Limits” world tour to New York for the Presidents holiday weekend. 

Players Zeus McClurkin and Hops Pearce stopped by City Views and told host Sharon Barnes-Waters all the exciting things happening during their performance at Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden.

 “We’ve got teammates trying shots from all over the place” McClurkin said, “ones from the crowd, ones half court on his knees behind his back and someone’s going to hit one of those shots every single night and you’re going to be amazed.” There will also be a segment when they dim the lights and “have a glow in the dark magic circle. The ball is going to light up, certain parts of our uniform will light up and you will get to see some of these tricks in the glow in the dark setting.” Hops said.

The Globetrotters hold 21 current world records and will attempt a new world record live at each game on the tour. So is each player assigned a night to break a particular record? “Every night you don’t know who it’s going to end up being” McClurkin said, “It’s pretty cool because we will end up practicing that day a couple of times. It’s a lot of pressure being a Globetrotters, but it’s an honor too.”

city views
1010 WINS/City Views/Sharon Barnes-Waters

Every basketball game has 4 quarters but when you go to a Globetrotters game they have instituted an additional quarter, just for their fans Hops said. “The fifth quarter allows fans to come down to the court, take a picture get and autograph, interact with us a little bit so that should be a really fun time.”

Besides being great entertainers, they have also made their mark in the communities they visit. “When you think about it, we’ve been doing these trick shots and putting smiles on people’s faces for the last 94 years” McClurkin said, “and we’ve grown to have that moniker “ambassadors of good will” not just for being basketball players but for going into the communities and making them a better place than they were before we actually went in there.”

You can catch the Globetrotters at Barclays Center on February 16th and Madison Square Garden on February 17th and to see their entire schedule go to their website at “harlemglobetrotters.com”

Like 1010 WINS on Facebook and follow @1010WINS on Twitter to get breaking news, traffic, and weather for New York City.