Harlem Globetrotter stops by Durant library to read to kids

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DURANT, Okla. (KXII)- Zeus McClurkin from the Harlem Globetrotters put on a mini-show at the Durant library Thursday morning. While he did show off some tricks to dozens of kids, he also wanted to show off his love of reading.

Some kids in attendance weren't expecting to spend their morning with a professional basketball player.

"I just thought we were making pizza," said 10-year-old Caden Mussett.

"I love his tricks they're so cool," said 10-year-old Sophie Moore.

Zeus McClurkin has set four Guinness World Records while playing for the Globetrotters, including most basketball slam dunks in one minute with 16, and most blindfolded slam dunks in one minute with five.
Zeus said he enjoys traveling the world and entertaining for a living, but also enjoys down time in the community.

"When I was younger, these kids age, I would remember moments like this when people would come and give back to the community and I thought it was special when people would do that. Now its great the shoe is on the other foot and I get a chance to do that now that I'm older," said Zeus.

Ten-year-old Caden Mussett loves reading and basketball, he says Zeus's love for those two things is something he will remember.

"Most people just train their whole life and they don't even care about reading or education, but you also need intelligence," said Mussett.

The Harlem Globetrotters will put on their full show June 21st at Southeastern's Campus, 7 p.m. at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.