The Washington Generals got mollywhopped on ice by the Harlem Globetrotters. They should probably consider quitting.
Players wore ice cleats over their shoes, headbands outside their hockey helmets, and no one on either team took off his warmups, even though it was warm and sunny by February-in-New-York standards.
Perhaps disappointingly, no one commandeered a Zamboni.
Even so, the Globetrotters were up to their usual antics. Twice, the Globetrotters’ Kris “Hi-Lite” Bruton came out of a timeout wearing a goalie mask and carrying a hockey stick. He batted down shots, drawing a whistle.
The Globetrotters cruised to a 32-15 win — their 13,140th in a row against the Generals. The streak stretches over parts of five decades and includes games on the roof of an arena, the deck of an aircraft carrier, bullrings and Vatican City.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s hardwood, ice or sand,” Bruton said. “The Harlem Globetrotters come out to win.”