Globetrotters hold court in area

Published: Dec 31 2011 07:09:21 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 31 2011 07:13:06 PM EST

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.