Harlem Globetrotters Dizzy Grant, Big Easy Lofton, and TNT Maddox were welcomed by Fox New Channel's popular morning program, "Fox & Friends" on Oct. 10.
Donning special pink uniforms from Russell Athletic and displaying their signature ball handling skills with a specially-designed pink Spalding basketball, the players talked about the the team's tour-long campaign to promote breast cancer awareness and the Globetrotters' upcoming 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour. CLICK HERE to watch.
The pink basketballs and uniforms were unveiled before a crowd of 15,000-plus on Oct. 7 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 7 – the first family entertainment event in the new arena. The pink basketballs will be used during portions of games throughout the Globetrotters' North American Tour, to promote breast cancer awareness. CLICK HERE to check out some of the action from the Brooklyn show on the Globetrotters' YouTube page.
The game was the official tip-off of the team's 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour, with the fans voting online before the game for rules they wanted implemented - such as playing with two basketballs at once. This unprecedented fan participation will continue throughout the North American portion of the tour. Fans will have the opportunity to vote at harlemglobetrotters.com for which ground-breaking rule they want to see implemented in the game, purchase tickets, and then see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game. The North American leg of the tour will recommence on Dec. 26, 2012, as the team will play over 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces though April 2013.