Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/19/14

The Harlem Globetrotters' brand of basketball has always been first and foremost about giving to good causes.  Now, with hockey-less fans feeling blue about the NHL lockout and the cancellation of the Winter Classic on New Year's Day, the world famous basketball team will do a little something to help fill the void. The high-flying basketball team will be strapping on custom-made cleats for a Jan. 7 basketball game against the Global Select (formally perennial losers the Washington Generals) and play a game on ice. The Globetrotters own classic game will be played outdoors at Millennium Park in the western Michigan city of Portage, near Kalamazoo. Admission to the game will be free.  The Globetrotters will play on a conventional court the next day at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo. Detroit Red Wings alumnus and Michigan native Kevin Miller will join the Globetrotters and bring a little NHL flair to the ice. While playing basketball on frozen water sounds a little dangerous, it wouldn't be the the oddest place the Globetrotters have played.  The team has performed in front of crowds on rooftops, beaches and even the Vatican. Two years ago the team donned their "ice cleats" for a outdoors game in a rink in Central Park — right next to their namesake Harlem neighborhood.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Romo was willing to take pay cut to keep DeMarco Murray

Marcus Mariota reportedly not planning to attend NFL draft

Alabama RB dismissed from team after marijuana arrest

Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

Are the Angels being overlooked?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Team USA improves before meltdown in Swiss draw

USC AD skips meeting in Indiana: ‘I am the proud father of a gay son’

David Ortiz clarifies part of essay in The Players' Tribune

Hernandez reportedly 'swore' he wasn't involved in murder

Associated Press examining its use of the Redskins name

Urban Meyer discusses notion of running 2-QB system

Reigning National Champions to boycott Final Four in Indiana

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

New development clears path for Rams relocation

WATCH: J.J. Watt sings about stadium food on 'New Girl'

Kings ready to shut down DeMarcus Cousins

Jameis Winston may skip NFL draft to be with grandmother

Phillies to sell hard liquor, wine at Citizens Bank Park

Jason Dufner, wife Amanda getting a divorce

Top 10 players in baseball

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Russell Wilson should sit until new deal is done

WATCH: Shaq rips Lakers, Clippers during Bieber roast

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

This isn’t Tom Izzo’s greatest March masterpiece

Are the Angels being overlooked?

Top 20 players in the Final Four

Top 10 players in baseball

Report: Tiger's plane spotted in Augusta

Moss shares story on meeting Deion

Five coaches already on the hot seat

Can we envision the Hawks in the Finals?

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.