WAUSAU - The NBA playoffs begin this weekend..these games will give us chance to see some of the best players in the world show off their skills and compete for a championship.
But last night people in Northcentral Wisconsin got to see basketball players with a different set of skills take the court.
The Harlem Globetrotters put on a show at Wausau West High School for their 2019 Fan Powered World Tour.
Even after being around for a century, the Harlem Globetrotters still know how to put on a good show.
"Anytime you come to a Harlem Globetrotter game you better expect some high flying dunks and world class tricks." said three-year Globetrotter Jet.
A side from the tricks and acts, interacting with the fans is the most fun for the players.
"Touching the lives of the kids..you know growing up I always wanted get my favorite NBA players autograph, so to see these kids come up to us and think we are the best players in the world - that's
amazing to me," said eight-year Globetrotter Dizzy.
"Our job is give a positive impact on some bodies life," Jet said.
That's why the 2019 tour is dedicated to the fans - not just the entertainment.
"Just seeing their faces reminds me of being a fan," Jet said.
In fact, almost all of the trotters played college basketball with the hope of becoming a Trotter one day.
"It just so happened that I ended up being one of the most historic team in the world," Dizzy said.
Not only do the players get to make people laugh and entertain for a living, they gained a lifelong group of friends too.
"We all became a family, on the bus rides, in the locker-room, on and off the court it's amazing," Jet said.
The trotters hope anyone who watches their show will leave with one message.
"Believe in yourself, it doesn't matter how tall you are, how small you are, you just have to believe in God and yourself and everything will take its course," Dizzy said.
The Globetrotters did defeat the Generals.
They will have another show down in La Crosse on April 16th.