Children's hospital patients hang with Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blake

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Young patients at Gillette's Children's hospital in St. Paul had the special opportunity of hanging out with 13-year Harlem Globetrotter's veteran Buckets Blakes on Tuesday.

Buckets holds the Guiness World Record for most basketball underhanded half-court shots in one minute, slamming in 6 buckets under 60 seconds. He posed for pictures with the kids, spun basketballs for them, and also taught the children how to spin basketballs on their own.

In addition to showing off his basketball handling skills, he read from the new book "It's Okay to Ask," a local-produced venture of Gillette Children's.

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Minneapolis

The group will be bringing their family show to the Target Center on Saturday, April 4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at,, Target Center's box office, or by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX (1-888-929-7849).