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Harlem Globetrotters bring families together in Binghamton

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Wednesday night was full of excitement at the Floyd L. Maines Veteran Memorial Arena in downtown Binghamton. 

The Harlem Globetrotters made a stop to play in front of thousands of people. 

"We love to see families and the little ones," said Thunder, one of the Harlem Globetrotters. "You could be age 9 to 90 years old and you could enjoy a Globetrotters game."

Every age group on Wednesday night was looking to see a little something different from the players.

"I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of good moves and stuff," explained eighth grader, Marissa Sharer. "I play basketball for my school."

The team delivered with slam dunks, quick moves and dancing on the hoop as the played against the World All-Stars.    

Some Globetrotters said putting a smile on the audience's faces is all just part of their job. 

"I have a passion for being able to make people happy, make people smile, laugh and I think that's my favorite part," explained Thunder. 

While there were a lot of tricks on the court, some people said all the fun was made even better when they get to experience it with their children.  

"I've always wanted to experience the Harlem Globetrotters and I'm just glad I get to experience it with her," said Melissa Sharer, pointing to her daughter. 

Someone who left with an experience they'll never forget was 12 News Sports Director Larry Burneal. He was a guest Globetrotter getting the chance to play on the court with the team.

The Harlem Globetrotters have played in 122 countries and territories, on six continents, before more than 144 million fans. 

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