They are a pair of high-flying, rim-rocking professional athletes who have each played more than a decade with one of the world’s most famous basketball teams.
I, on the other hand, am a British assistant online editor for Time Out who spends a couple of nights a week playing very un-athletic basketball against US expats at an American school in Dubai.
So when my editor suggested I take on visiting Globetrotters Anthony ‘Buckets’ Blakes and Kris ‘Hi-Lite’ Bruton, perhaps I should have run a mile. Quite slowly. Instead, I gamely volunteered to try my hand at some of their skills, dunks and trick shots – including the 35ft ‘four-point shot’.
See how I got on by viewing the video above.
The Globetrotters play in Dubai on Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26 at Dubai Tennis Stadium. Dhs75 (upper gallery), Dhs150 (lower gallery), Dhs250 (gold), Dhs350 (courtside). Shows Thursday 7pm and Friday 2pm and 7pm. Dubai Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.timeouttickets.com.