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.)