Harlem Globetrotters!

Saturday, I knocked an item off my bucket list that I’d been wanting to do for decades.  I saw the Harlem Globetrotters perform, live and in person.  It was exciting and hilarious and worth the wait.

I was delighted to learn there was a woman on the team, Crissa “Ace” Jackson.  The only female Globetrotter I knew of was Granny, team manager/bus driver/chaperone from the old Saturday morning cartoon.  It turns out Ace is the thirteenth woman to be a Harlem Globetrotter.  She was an excellent player, not just a “token girl.”

Ace Jackson

Ace Jackson, signing autographs after the game.

One of the other players, Jahmani “Hot Shot” Swanson,” is a Little Person.  He was no token, either, and is listed on the team’s website as guard, not entertainment.


Hot Shot Swanson, standing on the R of FedEx Forum.

After the game, my daughter got autographs from Ace and DeAndre “Dragon” Taylor.  He’s the tall chap in the blue shirt.  She’s the brunette in the gray shirt with her hair in a ponytail.

Caitlin and Dragon Taylor

Dragon Taylor, signing autographs after the game.

I’ve wanted to see the Harlem Globetrotters perform since I watched the Saturday morning cartoon show.  They were fantastically funny.

Final score:  Harlem Globetrotters 118, Washington Generals 112.