As I am sure you all know by now - I am a powerful player in downtown's media - at least 200 people read my blog and I might only be exaggerating by 100.
So when this press release arrived in my e-in-box and read, "Two Harlem Globetrotters coming to town. Just in time to kick off their game at the Staples Center. They will be offering basketball tips and teaching some 'Magicians of Basketball' wizardry to the media..."
I jumped at the chance.
Is this right up my quirky alley or what?
But before I go on, I will confess to you - this is how I really read the release, "NANCY MILLS will be shooting hoops with the Harlem Globetrotters. She is a star."
When I got to Nokia Plaza and didn't see the hoops - I was like - where am I? I must be in the wrong place. That's when Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang showed up.
The first thing I will say is this - they are very tall. The second thing I will say is that they are very coordinated. And the third thing I will say is that they are very patient.
How was I suppose to know that a fake shot meant you DID NOT THROW THE BALL? I thought everyone just threw a basketball. In five seconds (well, maybe a minute) they taught me how to twist a ball around my back, throw it under my leg, kick off my knee, dribble, and laugh, pretty much all at the same time.
Okay, this is a short post, because I want you to watch the one-minute video with me and Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang. This is my 15 seconds of fame. So watch it!
Big Easy Lofton (he's from New Orleans) is on the left and Flight Time Lang (he's a TV junkie) is on the right. They'll be playing (without me) at Staples Center on Feb. 14th - Valentine's Day.