It’s a story with so many plot twists it’s almost unbelievable.
Seth Franco became the first Caucasian Harlem Globetrotter since 1942. That’s the part that captures everyone’s attention. But that’s not the interesting part of the story.
The story begins simply enough.
Seth, who played basketball at a small Christian school on Long Island, moved with his family to Brooklyn. He enrolled for his sophomore year at Abraham Lincoln High School – the school from which Stephon Marbury, currently of the New York Knicks, graduated. In fact, when Seth enrolled at Abraham Lincoln, Marbury was a senior.
Abraham Lincoln was a tough school, and Seth, a Caucasian, was a definite minority. In fact, the coach at Abraham Lincoln took one look at Seth and said to Seth’s father, “If your son wants to play basketball, he should probably go to a different school.”
But Seth was used to being underestimated. He was rail thin. At the time he was short. And no one knew how good he was at one thing - handling a basketball.
Seth made the junior varsity team as the...
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