Friday, March 9, 2007

Harlem Globetrotters Jumping Through Hoops To Celebrate Biggest Loser

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Usually, losing more than 13,000 basketball games won’t get you into a Hall of Fame.

But it’s working for Louis “Red” Klotz, who will be named a “Legend” by the Harlem Globetrotters tomorrow (Mar. 10) at their show in Philadelphia.

Klotz is the man who puts together the teams that play against the Globetrotters, including the Washington Generals, New York Nationals, New Jersey Reds and Boston Shamrocks.

His record isn’t so hot – more than 13,000 losses and maybe three or four wins – but Klotz is proud of his legacy because his teams helped the Globetrotters introduce basketball around the world.

As he puts it, “All the foreign players currently in the NBA are there because of what we did.”

In addition, he insists his teams always tried to beat the Globetrotters but admits that disappointed some fans because, in his words, “If we win or the game is close, the Globetrotters can’t do their routines.”

Although Klotz will be officially honored during the show, he says the real treat would be if his current team, the New York Nationals, can pull off an upset win.

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