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Paul Plays Against Harlem Globetrotters [PHOTOS]

I played basketball with the Global Select on Friday night. You may know the team by their other name–the ‘team that the Harlem Globetrotters beat every time they play’.

Paul and Global Select VS. Harlem Globetrotters

The Globetrotters put on a great show. They involve the fans, and as an added bonus, they involved me. In the second quarter I was announced into the game as the ‘Voice that wakes up Northern Colorado’, and I was in the game playing against icons that I worshipped as a kid.

They gave me a couple of shots from the ‘Get Crackin’ Pistachios 4 point circle. Nothing went in. Then, I shot a 3 pointer. Brick. I decided to take it in closer. I drove the lane for a lay up and was fouled from behind by the star of the Globetrotters, Hi-Lite. All I know is I jumped up to shoot, and it felt like the roof was lowered. Then I saw black. When I came to, I was being helped up by Hi-Lite and ushered to the foul line. After a few mishaps with a ball that turned out to be a helium baloon and other hijinks, it was my time to shoot.

As I saw them warming up, I couldn’t believe that I was about to play against the Globetrotters.

I looked around and saw some familiar faces in the crowd of thousands at the Budweiser Events Center. Then, I cleared the mechanism. It was a tie game. The Select needed me. I released the shot and it hung in the air for what seemed like an eternity. It didn’t hit the rim. It barely hit anything…but the bottom of the net. I scored a point in a Harlem Globetrotters game. My name is inked in history. Right next to Achilles and Meadowlark Lemon.

 

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