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Globetrotters come to Hinesville
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Harlem Globetrotters and Liberty County All-Stars - photo by Justin Hall

HINESVILLE -- It was an exciting day at Bradwell Institute this past Saturday as the legendary Harlem Globetrotters paid them a visit to do some drills with some of the children as well as participate in a game against the Liberty County All-Stars.

The head of the Globetrotters, Mr. Michael Douglas, was there for the event teaching the drills which involved how to handle a basketball, how to dribble, make jump shots and the like. 

In addition to coaching drills, he also provided a tremendous amount of laughs and entertainment which are what the Globetrotters are also famous for. 

Mr. Douglas very much expressed his excitement and anticipation for the event.

"It was a lot of fun basketball, entertainment and family magic," said Douglas. 

This hasn't been the first time the Globetrotters have taken the court of Bradwell as they did a show about 10 years ago. He also warmly expressed the hospitality the Globetrotters received during their stay.

"The people here in Liberty County have been welcoming," said Douglas. "We love to be able to bring this type of family entertainment to the area and we look forward to coming back." 

He also hopes that the event would give people the opportunity to get out of their comfort zones in a post-pandemic world and have a little fun.

"We just hope the people have a lot of fun and have everybody come out."

And that they certainly did. 

Tyron Randolph, head coach of the BI Tigers Boys' Basketball, was also on hand to be part of it as well as being involved in the game against the All-Stars. He shared similar sentiments with Michael Douglas. 

"We always want to present a community type feel of welcoming people here," said Coach Randolph. 

Coach Randolph also played for the Globetrotters.

"I started my career with the Globetrotters, and I had a wonderful experience. My teammates and I decided to play this charity basketball game versus some of the local stars to try to bring that basketball feel and united community in this." 

The game began with the Globetrotters vs. the All-Stars but not before the former showcased their basketball talents and entertaining hijinks for the crowd which brought a lot of smiles and laughter. It ended perfectly for the Globetrotters as they triumphed over the All-Stars by a score of 78-64. 

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