Globetrotters Dribble Over Key Bridge to Nation's Capital

Harlem Globetrotters Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang walk over Key Bridge to Georgetown Feb. 27.
Robert Devaney
Harlem Globetrotters Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang walk over Key Bridge to Georgetown Feb. 27.

Harlem Globetrotters Ariel "Mighty" Mitchell and Herbert "Flight Time" Lang dribbled and spun pink basketballs over Key Bridge from Arlington, Va., to M Street and up 35th Street to Holy Trinity Catholic School, taking part in an anti-bullying program Feb. 27 -- along with demonstrations of their basketball skills to the delight of elementary school students in the auditorium on O Street. Mitchell said the duo was carrying pink basketballs for breast cancer research.

"It's a lot of traveling, but it's a lot of fun," Lang told ABC7 News. "If I didn't love it, I wouldn't be able to do it for so long." Lang is right: he was twice on the CBS reality show, "Amazing Race," in 2009 and 2011 with fellow Globetrotter Nate "Big Easy" Lofton. Only the 11th female Globetrotter, Mitchell will join other teammates next month for their tour in Great Britain. Another set of Globetrotters is in North Korea with Dennis Rodman. (Time out: What? Rodman sitting next to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . . . ?) Now, that's some serious sports diplomacy.

The Globetrotters will play three games here over the weekend -- one at the Verizon Center, March 2; two at the Patriot Center on March 2 and 3.

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