The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Green Bay at Resch Center on Tuesday, December 30 at 7 pm. Are you familiar with the Harlem Globetrotters? Wikipedia explains it as “an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism, theater, and comedy” and has been around since the late 1920′s! Wow, that’s a lot of basketball and even more tradition.
This week I was excited to chat with #40, Slick Willie Shaw. Slick plays Forward and has been a Globetrotter for 11 seasons (11 years)! You will probably see him scoring some 4 point shots on the court. He is also an outstanding ball handler, watch for him spinning 2 balls in different directions during the “Magic Circle.” Although Slick has traveled all over the world playing basketball he said his favorite part of being a Globetrotter is watching kids experience his love for the game, seeing a little girl in amazement as she spins a basketball on her finger.
Off the court, Slick also enjoys talking to kids in schools. He teaches kids the ABC’s of bully prevention – Action, Bravery and Compassion. He also joked about running a Daddy Daycare at home. His 3 little ones keep him busy as a proud father of 22 month old and a 5 and 6 year old.
Slick said he has played in Green Bay before and is always greeted with nice cold air! I tried to convert him into a Packer fan but his New York blood runs deep. Lets not hold that against him! The Harlem Globetrotters will be taking on the Washington Generals on December 30 at the Resch Center. The Globetrotters haven’t lost a game to them since 1971!
Each game, the Globetrotters will also be honoring a Hometown Hero, an active, wounded or retired member of the military that has made their community proud with their service and exemplary character. If you know someone, nominate them here!
Tickets can be purchased here and range in price from $22 to $119. Tickets are required for each person regardless of age. Special Magic Pass tickets are also available for an additional $22. This unique, before the game experience includes court time with players, ball handling and tricks, autographs and photos.
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