Dazzle Kidoń is the first Harlem Globetrotter player ever from Poland, and the first Globetrotter ever to be discovered at one of the team’s pre-game Magic Pass events.
During the Globetrotters tour through Poland in 2019, Kidoń….well, dazzled the Globetrotters with his ball-handling skills at one of the team’s post-game meet and greets. It wasn’t until after that that he revealed to the team that he was actually a world freestyle basketball champion.
“I’d dreamed about wearing a Harlem Globetrotter jersey one day, and I wanted to show the world my skills as a Harlem Globetrotter.”
He did; the YouTube video of his performance has been viewed nearly a million times. And now he’ll begin his first season as one of the star ballhandlers on the world’s most famous team.
“I was very shy as a little boy, and basketball helped me express myself and overcome my weaknesses,” says Dazzle, who was also a three-time Polish Freestyle Basketball champion. “Also, performing basketball freestyle helped me overcome my stress before performing in front of an audience, and thanks to that I was able to visit many countries.”
“For me, this is really a dream come true."