The holiday season has arrived and as children are eagerly waiting for holiday gifts, four Globetrotters – Dizzy, Buckets, Flip and TNT — will not only be awaiting a holiday present, but a birthday gift as well.
TNT had her first encounter with basketball when she discovered the game on a playground at the age of 13. Although she also played volleyball and track, even setting Colorado state records in both the long and triple jump, basketball has always been the sport she loved the most. She was an all-conference selection in the sport each of her four years in high school and then began her college career at New Mexico. The Colorado native transferred to Temple University, where she was lucky enough to be coached by Hall of Famer Dawn Staley, who showed her how to balance being a basketball player, giving back to the community and taking care of family. TNT considers the Globetrotters to be family. She likes to say she joined the team with only two brothers, but now she has close to 30. In 2011, she became the first female Globetrotter since 1993, and she now also has two sisters on the team, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu. Another thing the 5-foot-6 guard is great at besides basketball is drawing and painting, considering herself a “fairly artsy kind of person.” TNT has always dreamed of leaving a positive mark in basketball history, and she thinks being a Globetrotter gives her the perfect opportunity to do so. Her favorite thing about being a Globetrotter is inspiring girls and young women to chase their dreams.
Also born on Dec. 12: Frank Sinatra (singer), Bob Barker (former television game show host of “The Price is Right”), Alfred Morris (NFL running back for the Washington Redskins), Edvard Munch (painter)
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