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Harlem Globetrotters’ ‘Handles’ Franklin Shows 97.1 The Ticket How He Got His Nickname

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DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) The Harlem Globetrotters’ very own ‘Handles’ Franklin stopped by 97.1 The Ticket today to promote the team’s “You Write the Rules” world tour. While he was here, Franklin told Ticket Chick Steph what really made him want to become a Harlem Globetrotter was seeing the team appear on Scooby Doo episodes when he was a kid.

He knew he was either going to solve crimes or play basketball when he grew up.

Franklin also said he thinks he can take anyone one-on-one — Anyone? Well, maybe not LeBron James — even though he did appear in James’ first ever commercial. Check out the video below as ‘Handles’ shows off his handles.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have announced their 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour will return to The Palace of Auburn Hills Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.

Tickets at $41.50 VIP, $26.50 reserved and $17 general admission are on sale now at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Special Front Row and Courtside seating is also available. Special Family four-packs at $125 VIP, $85 reserved and $55 general admission are also available.

Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. Special discounts are available for Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts and groups by calling Palace Group Sales office at 248.377.0100.

Fans will decide the rules for the game for the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the RulesWorld Tour. This could be anything, from playing with two basketballs at once to getting double the points for each basket made.

Go to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for the rules you want to see in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters’ world championship game.

The Globetrotters are also offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters like Big Easy Lofton, Scooter Christensen, Stretch Middleton and female basketball star TNT Maddox** – shooting, trying out ball tricks, getting autographs and taking photos. The unique 30-minute pre-show — “Magic Pass” – will create memories of a lifetime.#

The North American leg of the 2013 “Your Write the Rules” World Tour tipped off at The Palace on December 26, and will run through April 2013. The team will play over 270 games in nearly 240 cities in 45 states and nine Canadian provinces.

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