*(Via NBC Latino) – Kevin Daley, otherwise known as “Special K” on the basketball court, is 6 feet 5 inches and full of energy.
He has to be, to play the most prominent role on the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters team — “the Showman.” He combines theater and comedy while dribbling a basketball.
Originally from Panama City, Panama, Daley is the fourth Latino to be recruited on this talented circus-like team, which dates back to 1926. He’s also the only Hispanic to have the most prominent role on the court in its history. Daley is mic’d during the entire game, because he has to call the plays and make jokes during the entire performance.
“That’s why my voice is a little hoarse right now,” laughs the 36-year-old who has been living in a non-stop whirlwind for the past nine years. “I wake up around 9, get on the tour bus for the next few hours, go to the gym, play at 7, and I’m completely done around 10…talk to my family, relax, and go to the next city the next morning.”
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