Colorado Springs native TNT Maddox on how she became a Harlem Globetrotter

When TNT Maddox became the first female Harlem Globetrotter since 1993, she wasn't sure how she'd be received by her fellow players. But the Colorado Springs native says her teammates are now like her brothers, and that she's had nothing but a positive experience since donning the red, white and blue jersey for the historic team.

In advance of the Globetrotters coming to town for two games on Saturday, January 5, Westword caught up with Maddox to see how she was prepping for another year of bringing a unique brand of basketball to courts around the world.

See also: - Harlem Globetrotters at 1STBank Center, January 5 - Spanning the globe - Draton Mares, ex-Craigslist hookup, guilty in Globetrotters trainer Thomas Bashline's death

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
Contact: Bree Davies