Harlem Globetrotters crowd-pleaser Dizzy Grant's best basketball trick sounds like it's named after a scary movie.
But there's nothing sinister about the ball-handling magician's unique skills, which will be on display when the world-famous Globetrotters strut their stuff tonight at WIN Entertainment Centre.
"My signature move is called 'over the hill and through the woods'," Grant said.
"I bring the ball up my right arm, up the right side of my face, over my head, down the left side of my face and it comes back down the left arm.
"Every time it gets up through the woods people start going crazy."
While Grant weaves his magic on the floor, teammate Moose Weekes is more of an aerial artist.
"I'm one of those high-flying kind of guys and I have a signature windmill dunk that I like to do, along with a plethora of other dunks," Weekes said.
"When I get up in the air, you know something exciting is about to happen."
Touring Australia for the first time in nine years, the Globetrotters are still the world's best-known basketball team.
The line-up keeps evolving as players get past their prime, but the modern-day Globetrotters take pride in maintaining the legacy of their predecessors.
"No matter where we go, people are excited to see us, and we've been around for 88 years, so we must be doing something right," Grant said.
"We're excited to be down here in Australia. We haven't been here in almost 10 years so we're excited to put on great shows for everybody around the country."
Grant said his love affair with the Globetrotters began at an early age.
"My parents took me to see the Harlem Globetrotters when I was seven years old and they bought me a little basketball from the game. That was my very first ball and that's how I got started playing," the 31-year-old New Jersey native said.
"It's an honour and a joy knowing I'm doing the same thing for children that the Globetrotters did for me when I was coming up.
"It's pretty cool that I'm helping keep the tradition alive and entertaining people, especially the children.
"That look of amazement when they see us do something with all the high-flying dunks and everything. It's not hard to put smiles on people's faces."
Considering the amount of time the Globetrotters spend together, it's only natural they have the odd disagreement, but Weekes and Grant insist the good times far outweigh the bad.
"Like any family we have our ups and downs, but for the most part we love one another and we have a great camaraderie," Weekes said.
"We're together almost year-round, so we definitely have a huge bond that we share and it helps us bring a better show whenever we get on the floor.
"We're easy going, fun-loving guys. We joke more than anything with each other. It's all love, it's all family."
The Globetrotters will tip off at 7pm tonight. Doors open to the public from 6pm.
Tickets are still available for tonight’s event, and we encourage everyone to jump the queue and purchase online at www.ticketek.com.au
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For more information visit - http://wec.org.au/event/harlem_globetrotters