Globetrotters hold court in area

Posted: 7:09 PM EST Dec 31, 2011   Updated: 7:13 PM EST Dec 31, 2011

The world's most-famous basketball team dazzled thousands of fans in Reading on Saturday.

The Harlem Globetrotters appeared at the Sovereign Center.

The team is kicking off its 2012 world tour with a brand new class of recruits, including the world's tallest professional player at 7-foot-8.

The team also features the shortest player in team history at 5-foot-2 and the first female player on the team in 19 years.