Harlem Globetrotters stop at the Coast Coliseum

After 16 months, the Harlem Globetrotters are finally back to trotting the globe and tonight they made a stop in Biloxi.

Last time the basketball stars played here on the Coast was March 2020 and it was the coliseum’s last event before shutting down due to COVID.

Tonight, some guests were able to take part in the team’s Magic Pass program, taking pictures with players, shooting baskets, and testing their skills on the court prior to the Globetrotters’ game against the Washington Generals.

The Globetrotters’ tour this year called Spread the Game is about more than trick shots and fancy dribbling, it’s about spreading laughter and love. Globetrotter Nate ‘Big Easy’ Lofton said, “We happy to be back. We enjoy being on the road. I know that people miss us. And we just want to give them what they need right now in this time, especially some time to get out, enjoy family, just have fun. Spread game, it means we’re going around and spreading game. The Globetrotters– we’ve invented a lot of things in basketball, the behind the back pass, the slam dunk, and if it weren’t for us, what you see going on in the Olympics right now where all these players dominating right now, it wouldn’t be happening. We introduced the game to everybody around the world. So, we want to continue to spread game, continue to let people know we’re here, and continue to do positive stuff in the neighborhoods.”

The Globetrotters will be back on the Gulf Coast on August 7th in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center. For more tour dates go to harlemglobetrotters.com.

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