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Harlem Globetrotter inspires kids at YMCA basketball camp

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Two hundred kids had the chance to train with a Harlem Globetrotter Monday at a mini-basketball camp at the La Crosse YMCA.

But the camp wasn't just about learning a few tricks -- rookie Globetrotter Thunder Law also worked to inspire kids.

With each shuffle and defensive stance, Law taught participants how to be part of a team.

"I show them a couple of tricks to get their attention, and once I show them the tricks, they listen to anything I say," Law said. "So you know it's my chance, my opportunity to make a change for the better."

Nic Williams, an 8-year-old participant, took notice.

"He shows people cool tricks and they have to do them, and it was fun to watch them do them," Williams said.

It wasn't too long ago when the Globetrotter rookie was in the same place as these kids. Law learned from athletes at his local YMCA in Virginia about the power of following your dreams.

"Telling me anything was possible and now look at me -- I'm a Harlem Globetrotter living out a dream," Law said. "Hopefully I can pass this message on to some of the youth here."

"Get good grades, go to college... get a good education," Williams said of what he learned Monday.

"The sky's the limit," Law added.

Law already shattered the Guinness World Record for longest basketball shot. He scored 109 feet, nine inches from the basket. That's well beyond length of the floor at 94 feet.

Law and the rest of the Globetrotters will be at the La Crosse Center Thursday at 7 p.m.
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