Happy Birthday Scooter

As Thanksgiving approaches, many people have their minds on turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, cranberries and pumpkin pie. However, pumpkin pie won’t be the only dessert that Spider, Scooter and Cheese are looking forward to this month. These Globetrotters, along with some other well-known people, will be looking forward to some birthday cake as well.

Scooter was introduced to basketball when he was 5 years old. Growing up, he also played soccer, but as he became faster than the other kids his age, he decided it would be best for him to focus on basketball. The 6-foot-1 guard won a state championship and received team MVP honors in high school. He went on to play at the University of Montana, where he lead the Grizzlies to the NCAA tournament in 2002 and finished second on the school’s all-time assist list. The premier ball-handler holds two Guinness World Records – for the longest time spinning a basketball on one’s head and on one’s nose. The Las Vegas native has been with the Globetrotters for nine seasons, and during this time he has appeared on shows like, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “The Bachelorette,” and “The Wendy Williams Show.” Scooter has a great set of vocal chords that helped him win a karaoke contest while in Montana. From time to time, he’ll share his singing abilities on the Globetrotters’ tour bus. Scooter also has a massive collection of 700 movies him and his teammates entertained while on the road.

Also born on Nov. 16: Amar'e Stoudemire (NBA forward for the New York Knicks), Dwight “Doc” Gooden (former MLB relief pitcher), Sean Lowe (the bachelor on season 17 of “The Bachelor”), Lisa Bonet (actress), Trevor Penick (former member of the boy band O-Town)

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-The Harlem Globetrotters