It seems like the premise for a feature film: a North Philadelphia kid plays basketball for a Division III university and earns a spot with the larger-than-life Harlem Globetrotters. For Mark Blount, this is his new reality, and he still pinches himself daily to make sure it’s not a dream.
For the past six years, Blount played for the Globetrotters’ opponents, the All-Stars (formerly the Washington Generals). On June 6, 2021, he was promoted to the Globetrotter roster, joining a list of legendary players like Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal and Wilt Chamberlain.
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