VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters 'flash mob' shocks subway commuters
These commuters got a shock on their ride to work today! Imagine the Harlem Globetrotters showing up to spin some basketballs on YOUR train.
After two weeks of training camp, the Harlem Globetrotters were ready to have some fun — so they decided to make a few lucky fans extremely happy on their way from Queens to Times Square on Tuesday.
In the video above, you'll see how 7 train riders are just going about their everyday commute when the doors open and they hear "Sweet Georgia Brown" playing. But it's not some bustler trying to make a few dollars — in walk nine of the Harlem Globetrotters.
It was an immediate spectacle as a series of basketball tricks began and straphangers cheered. Team members included 7-foot-4 Stretch Middleton and female star T-Time Brawner.
For the first time in the team's storied 89-year history —and the only time this event will be regionally available — the Harlem Globetrotters will be playing in New York City during the holiday season.
Catch their games from Dec. 27-Jan. 3 following the schedule below:
Saturday, Dec. 27 Brooklyn – Barclays Center (1 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 28 Long Island – Nassau Coliseum (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 29 East Rutherford – IZOD Center (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Tuesday, Dec. 30 Newark – Prudential Center (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 31 White Plains – Westchester County Center (2 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 2 Madison Square Garden (1 p.m.)
Saturday, Jan. 3 Madison Square Garden (12 p.m.)