The Harlem Globetrotters have returned to South African shores ahead of their games in July this year.
Founded in 1926, the Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team who combine athletics, theatre and comedy and over the years they have played 20,000 exhibition games in 120 countries.
Player, Slick Willie Shaw told CapeTalk’s Kieno Kammies that the Harlem Globetrotters are about spreading joy all over the world.
In 1996, the motivational group made history as the first international basketball team to play in a free democratic South Africa and then in 1997 the team returned for Nelson Mandela’s 79th birthday celebration in Cape Town.
We just want to come back and share positivity. The game lasts four quarters but the memories last a life-time.— Harlem Globetrotter, Slick Willie Shaw
The they'll be playing in the country from July 1 until July 10 in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. More details will be announced shortly by the team. In the meantime, watch the videos below of the players exhibiting their skills.
Also watch EWN's video covering The Harlem Globetrotters' visit to Wynberg Boys High School in Cape Town.
Listen to the full conversation on Breakfast with Kieno Kammies: