Harlem Globetrotters Come to WNY

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM EDT

By WKBW Admin

February 2, 2013 Updated Feb 2, 2013 at 6:38 PM EDT

BUFFALO (WKBW) The tricks, the antics, the athletic ability can only mean one thing: the Harlem Globetrotters taking over the First Niagara Center. The other team never had a chance, as the world famous red white and blue brought their mixture of basketball prowess and comedic showmanship here to Western New York.

Kids in the audience called the game "fun," the team "good" and "funny."

Parents were happy to have a fun night out with the family.

"It's so rare we get out and spend time with each other and this is a fun time," one mother said.

"You can just come here as a family and have a really good time," a father added.

One of the stars of Friday night's game was TNT, who showed she can more than hang with the boys. The talented guard is only the ninth female member in team history, and knows she is more than just a player out on the court, but a role model to young girls.

"It means a lot to me, for me to be an inspiration to them to follow their dreams, whether it's basketball or whatever it is to chase those dreams," she said.

But their visit was about more than just basketball. Earlier in the week, the Globetrotters "Smile Patrol" visited Children's Hospital where team member Buckets Blakes put on a show for patients who couldn't come to the Friday show.

"Being a Harlem Globetrotter, it comes with the job and you really feel good that you have a job where you can make people laugh and smile on the court, but off the court as well. So it is a great feeling to be able to come here and interact with kids and put a smile on their faces," Blakes said.

The Globetrotters would win Friday nights game, and a few fans got a little more than they paid for, in a good way.