Harlem Globetrotters to perform at Reed Green Coliseum during world tour

Harlem Globetrotters to perform at Reed Green Coliseum during world tour

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The world-wide famous Harlem Globetrotters will perform at the Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. during the team's 2016 world tour.

The group is celebrating 90 years and are giving back in a big way through the Great Assist program. Stars of the team will perform acts of goodwill during its tour across the nation.

The celebration will feature some of the greatest athletes and entertainers around the world, including Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm, according to a press release.

WDAM 7 News caught up with Harlem Globetrotters Zeus McClurkin, and he told us his story about how he snagged a spot on the team.

"Everyone's path is a little bit different," McClurkin said. "Mine is a bit more unconventional in that I used to play against (the Globetrotters) for the Washington Generals. I actually got criticized for smiling and dunking too much, and today I get paid to smile and dunk, so it ended up working out for me."

But to earn a spot on the team, one has to possess not only great basketball skills, but also good character.

"Well you have to be a phenomenal basketball player, but you have to be a good person too," McClurkin said. "There is plenty of things we do off the court."

He said the team participates in many note-worthy causes across the globe.

"So anyone you know that needs a smile, the globetrotters are going to do whatever it takes to spread as many smiles as possible," McClurkin said.

McClurkin is also a world record holder for making the most slam dunks in one minute.

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