Here’s Why You Never Insult A Member Of The Harlem Globetrotters {Video}

Canadian Dad Buckets Blakes

I had the special opportunity to interview Harlem Globetrotter, Buckets Blakes, leading up to their big show at Scotiabank Place on April 11th at 7pm in Ottawa. He was so much fun to work with and is amazingly talented, but didn’t necessarily like my line of questioning and we ended up facing off in a one on one challenge! Check out the video to see who won!

I can’t say enough good things about Buckets. He was down for everything I asked him to do and we had a great chat about his being a Dad as well. I’ll link up the full interview very soon but I hope you enjoyed my experience in the meantime! I would like to thank Amanda from Scotiabank Place and Troy Baker for shooting an editing the video. You guys are helping make lasting memories for me and I really appreciate it!


31 replies
  1. paula schuck
    paula schuck says:

    For some reason I can’t get the volume to work. You are one awesome funny dad though Chris. I love those guys. They are magical and very entertaining. Do you have a TV show yet? I would watch that!

    • Chris Read
      Chris Read says:

      Hey Paula, thanks for the kind words. I definitely do not have a TV show yet but I have been thinking about starting a YouTube show, so that would be kind of close.

  2. Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo)
    Sarah De Diego (Journeys of The Zoo) says:

    Between this and Disney’s on Ice, you’ve really been getting around lately.

    You need to practice being a better loser. Want to play Euchre?.

    I always love seeing the latest capers that you get yourself into.

    Thanks for the laughs.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life

  3. Bewildered Bug
    Bewildered Bug says:

    Oooh! I love that you get to meet all these amazing people! Good job you! And I would never insult someone who is that much bigger than me! That’s just asking for trouble 🙂

  4. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    You are too funny, Chris!! Loved the challenges… Buckets seemed like a good sport, but really gave you a run for your money. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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