The most memorable event that I have been to was in 2006 when I went to a Harlem Globetrotters game with my family. The game was held at the Time Warner Cable arena and it was the first time that I have been in the Time Warner Cable Arena which made it even more memorable. When I first walked into the Arena I was in complete awe. At the time, I’ve never seen a place so big in person. So many seats, so many people and we were on the first row right behind the goal. I was on cloud nine and that was not even the best part. A man walking by who happened to be one of the coordinators of the whole event overheard my cousin and I trash talking to each other about who was a better player and who could shoot better. The guy came up to us and said “I like the trash talk. Want to settle it on the court?” And we both nodded excitingly. Apparently the guy was walking around the Arena to find two people to play in the halftime event and we just so happened to be the lucky two.
The first half went great. The Globetrotters were amazing; performing all kinds of trick shots and alley-oops. One of my favorite parts of the game was listening to Showbiz, the “star” of the show joke around on the court and interact with the audience, which was hilarious. It was getting close to halftime and the same coordinator guy came up to us and brought us over the end of the Harlem Globetrotters bench, which was pretty awesome because for a few minutes we got to sit beside the players and watch them play courtside. Moments later, the bell rang for halftime and it was finally time for the halftime event.
The objective of the game was to see who could make the shots in a minute, but the catch was that we were tied to a rope and a person from behind us pulled the rope while we shot making the task of making the basketball much more difficult. If it wasn’t for the rope I would have won the competition because I was the better shooter, but I was skinny and weak and my cousin was older, therefore stronger so he won the shootout. Although I lost, I still got a free T-shirt and I got to be on TV. In fact some of my friends from school said they saw me on TV. The second half was just as good as the first, if not better and at the end of the game we got an autographed basketball by the whole Globetrotter team. Till this I still have the autographed ball and I keep it to remember the most memorable event I have ever attended.