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.READ MORE: Sheetz Raises Hourly Wages By $2 For All Employees Permanently, Introduces Summer Stimulus Program
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.READ MORE: Stacy Smith To Retire From KDKA-TV On May 30
“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-4MORE NEWS: Reta Mays, Nursing Assistant Who Admitted To Killing 7 Patients At West Virginia VA Hospital To Be Sentenced
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