Harlem Globetrotters come to Lynchburg

Members of the group talked about breaking racial barriers and bullying

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Harlem Globetrotters made a stop in the Hill City Monday. Some members of the 30-person team spoke to Liberty University students about the group's history of breaking racial barriers in the NBA and in the game of basketball.

They also talked about traveling to other schools across the country and about their community outreach program, the ABC's of bullying prevention.

“It’s not about the game of basketball. It's about the game of life. It’s not just us doing all the school visits, hospital visits, and playing on the basketball court. It’s about being a little more intimate with our fans. That's why we sign autographs after every single game,” Anthony "Buckets" Blakes, a guard for the team, said.  

The Globetrotters played at the Vines Center at Liberty. The game was open to the public.

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