ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Distance makes the heart grow fonder, but with only a couple wins—and thousands of losses—to the Washington Generals' name, the Harlem Globetrotters are probably happy to be playing the Generals again after a five-year break.
It's the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 "Washington Generals' Revenge" World Tour, and on Saturday the famous hoop troupe will play for Denver at the Pepsi Center.
With the Globetrotters in town, it also offered one of their players a bit of a homecoming with TNT Maddox, who's from Colorado Springs.
"It feels good. This is my fourth time being able to come home and play," she said. "The support has been so tremendous. That's why when I get the opportunity to come back every year, I get all my family and friends out, get them in front of the Globetrotters so they can have a good time and be entertained."
So the Broncos and safety David Bruton played host, welcoming Maddox to their new field house facility at Dove Valley. While there wasn't really a whole lot of tricks Bruton could do with a football for her, Maddox taught him some moves with the Globetrotters' customary red, white and blue basketball.
Broncos safety David Bruton shares tricks with Harlem Globetrotter TNT Maddox inside the Broncos' Field House.
Bruton hasn't played organized basketball since he was in 7th grade but he picked it up pretty quickly.
"I've been catching a couple shows here and there since I was a kid," Bruton said. "I enjoyed watching them and some of their tricks and skills are second to none. It's amazing what they can do with a basketball."
With the Globetrotters in town on Saturday, TNT Maddox gave a bit of a preview of what fans can expect, and for the football fans who miss watching the game, you can get a taste of it with a Globetrotters skit on Saturday.