PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Harlem Globetrotters have confused opponents and amused fans since 1926.

The Primanti Brothers sandwich shop opened seven years later, in the Strip District.

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But never the twain have met, until Scooter Christensen visited Tuesday afternoon.

The Globetrotter point guard is in town to promote a pair of day-after-Christmas games at Consol Energy Center. He says it’s not his first visit to Pittsburgh.

“I remember playing,” he recalls. “The fans here were so loud and crazy. I loved it. But I also remember the cold, how cold it was when I came here. Kind of like it was when I played for the University of Montana.”

But it’s a warm welcome at Primanti’s, where fans recall Globetrotter legends like Meadowlark Lemon and Curly Neal.

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“I’m living two dreams,” Christensen says. “I’m actually playing basketball for a living, but I’m actually giving back to the community. We’re known as the Ambassadors of Good Will, so you can’t beat it.”

Christensen has the world record for spinning a basketball on his nose and his head.

But until his visit to Primanti’s, he had never had French fries on a sandwich.

For information on the Globetrotters visit to Pittsburgh, log on to http://www.consolenergycenter.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters-4

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