A new, must-see, one-hour Harlem Globetrotters special will premiere on ESPN on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. EST (check your local listings). Featuring stars such as Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Bull Bullard, Scooter Christensen and TNT Maddox, the Globetrotters will take on their long-time rivals, the infamous Washington Generals. It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: the franchise’s first victory over the Globetrotters since 1971.
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Zubin Mehenti will provide the play-by-play, and for the first time ever, a Globetrotters’ special will be telecast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, airing on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. EST. Veteran ESPN Deportes personality Georgina Ruiz Sandoval will provide the play-by-play for the Spanish telecast.
During the telecast, the team will honor the first Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero of the tour. The team will honor a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at each of their 310-plus games in North America and play a portion
of each of those games with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to all who protect our freedom.