Kindness is Free

In his TEDxWilmington talk, former Harlem Globetrotter Herbert Lang discusses his philosophy on life and the impact of kindness on society.


Herbert "Flight Time" Lang
Herbert "Flight Time" Lang
Upon retiring from my eighteen-year career as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters as a player and coach, I decided it was time for me to inspire and share my worldly experiences with the world which has shared so much with me! There are several ways I plan to inspire including speaking, publishing, community outreach programs, as well as television just to name a few. I like to think I’m a loving, fair, passionate, and trustworthy leader with so much to give back to people. I am just a small-town Arkansas kid who has been blessed to have so many amazing life-changing opportunities. I truly believe that it’s important to treat others even better than you expect to be treated by people. Every major accomplishment in my life has been the direct result of others speaking up for me, trusting, and believing I would not fail them in doing so. I was forwarded opportunities I only dreamed of growing up in Brinkley, Arkansas. A little boy who would grow up from the projects of his small town to interacting with governors, presidents, popes, and many other powerful dignitaries around the world. I never imagined I would have traveled to nearly ninety countries around the world and had the opportunity to be a part of the most well-traveled sports franchise in the world! Over my life, I have appeared in many nationwide television commercials as well as reality TV shows, notably CBS’s The Amazing Race. As a Harlem Globetrotter, my nickname was “Flight Time.” I now invite you to take flight with me on a journey through life and around the world. I am the proud author of Projects Popes and Presidents: An Inspirational Journey That Shows How You Can Overcome Life's Obstacles and Achieve Your Dreams


  1. Thanks, sir.
    I appreciate your candor and courage. Putting it our there with honesty and passion is a lift for we who receive the message, but too many of us think it’s a lift to do.
    I’d like to ask you to appear on the back2different podcast – it’s pro bono, no commercials or any of that. Here’s the link –
    Please drop in for a listen and get in touch. Keep on bangin’ the drum, okay?
    Be well.
    [email protected]

  2. Love Love Love this Flight Time!
    You are an amazing human with a powerful message to share with the world. Perspective is EVERYTHING.
    Thank you for igniting the ‘Kindness is FREE’ flame in my heart and with so many others around the world.
    Ps… I love your Grandmother!