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.