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Simone Biles learns how to be a Harlem Globetrotter

July 5 (UPI) — Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles recently worked out with Hammer Harrison to learn how to be a Harlem Globetrotter.

Harrison and Biles met up recently at the World Champions Centre near Houston, Texas for the stunt.

Biles took Harrison on a tour of the gym, showing the lanky basketball player how to do various gymnastic exercises.

“So Simone, you are a five-time Olympic medalist, Dancing With the Stars, New York Times bestseller…now there is only one more thing that you need to do to progress to success,” Harrison told Biles.

“And that is to be a Harlem Globetrotter.”

Harrison then handed off a small Globetrotters jersey to Biles. He also put a red, white and blue headband on her head. The miniature jersey was No. 16.

The duo then practiced moving the basketball between their legs and behind their backs. They also juggled it back-and-forth to each other. Harrison then went off with several high-difficulty basketball tricks, which Biles could not replicate. She did, however, spin the ball on her finger.

“I think she got it,” Harrison said.

Biles finishes off the video by throwing down a dunk. The 20-year-old gymnast hails from Houston.

The Globetrotters are in town on Saturday and Sunday, playing three games at Houston’s NRG Arena and Berry Center.

Biles is listed at 4 feet 9 inches and Harrison stands at 6 feet 9 inches.

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