'Amazing Race' stars playing Wednesday on Globetrotters' tour
HUNTINGTON — If Arkansas native basketball player Flight Time Lang were to get a tattoo it should read this — As Seen On TV.
The 6-foot-3 ball-handling whiz who will be playing with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, is also known the world over for his TV appearances.
He and fellow Globetrotter, Big Easy Lofton had an exciting ride on two seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series, “The Amazing Race,” finishing in the top four in each season.
Flight Time has appeared on other popular TV shows, such as "Hell's Kitchen," "The Bachelorette,” Disney XD’s “Kickin’ It,” “TODAY,” “Good Morning America,” “The Price is Right,” “The Bonnie Hunt Show,” and “Are You Smarter Than A 5thGrader?” where he accomplished the rare feat of correctly answering each question posed to him.
Read an interview with Lang, who has even shot hoops with President Barack Obama at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, in Tuesday’s Herald-Dispatch.
For the first time ever, during the Globetrotters' 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made.
Go online with your kids to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters' world championship game.
Tickets, starting at $19, are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one - shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos. The unique 30-minute pre-show, "Magic Pass," will create memories of a lifetime.# After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.*
This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Big Easy Lofton and Scooter Christensen. They will join many other fan favorites, including, 7-foot-4 Stretch Middleton and female star TNT Maddox.
Celebrating their 87th consecutive season in 2013, the Globetrotters’ North American leg of the 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour runs Dec. 26 through April with the team playing more than 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.
Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages.
Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades.
For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.