Harlem Globetrotters help spread anti-bullying message
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Harlem Globetrotters made a trek through Buffalo on Tuesday to promote their upcoming game and their crusade against bullying.
Globetrotter member Anthony "Buckets" Blakes showed off some of his world-famous moves at Buffalo Public School 65.
He also told children about the ABCs of bullying - action, bravery and compassion. In each city they visit, the Globetrotters help teach children how to make the right moves when they see or are victims of bullying.
Blakes said there's more awareness of bullying now than when he began his career 11 years ago, but it also has taken new forms.
"They have cyber-bullying, kids have cell phones now where they can send text messages negatively or negative pictures, negative video of other kids. So I would say there's more bullying in general, from that standpoint," he said.
Team members were also at Women's and Children's Hospital Tuesday to meet patients.
The Globetrotters play Friday night at the First Niagara Center.