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Meteorologist James Zahara plays Globetrotters basketball

Posted on: 10:52 pm, January 4, 2014, by

StormTrack 8 Meteorologist got to live a lifelong dream, playing basketball in the company of the Harlem Globetrotters.

News 8’s Chief Meteorologist James Zahara got to play against the comedy team on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the iWireless Center in Moline.

James said he was relieved to be done playing after not having much luck with his shots.

“I know I’m going to get hounded by this, by Jim, Julie, Jason, Kory… I don’t have enough fingers,” James said with a smile. “I’m going to hear it for a long time.”

All in all, James said it was something he’d always wanted to do.

“This was something I thought I would love to do even since I was a kid,” James continued, “and here I got my dream come true and it’s a thrill I mean, I’ll never forget this moment for the rest of my life.”