I remember as a kid, I believe it was ABC's Wide World of Sports, would have the Harlem Globetrotters on quite often. It seemed to be once a month for a while there. I remember watching hoping the Globetrotters would be on, and then after they were done, my friends and I would head to the playground and try and imitate their moves on the basketball court while whistling 'Sweet Georgia Brown'.

I was probably in my late twenties when I saw the Harlem Globetrotters live for the first time (I've gone back to see them three times since), it was here at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. They put on an awesome show. It's like watching a basketball game and a comedy act at the same time. They get the crowd involved by pulling kids out onto the court, and of course, the good old bucket routine. One of the players will go off into the crowd and the other player grabs a bucket. What's in the bucket? Well, it could be water, it could be confetti, or it could be nothing at all. Whatever it is, it never gets old and is always hilarious to see the crowd's reaction the bucket is pointed at them. Of course, the one player ducks just in time, and the contents of the bucket ends up on the crowd.

The Harlem Globetrotters truly are awesome family entertainment. From four-year-olds up to 104, you will be smiling watching these great athletes and comics do their routines. They will be back at the Floyd L Maine's Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday, February 8th. I will have another four pack of tickets to give away tomorrow morning and Thursday morning. If you want to make memories that will last a lifetime, go see the Harlem Globetrotters. In fact, my stepson Ian, who is 21 now, just asked me last week if I remember the time my wife and I took him to see the Globetrotters.