Harlem Globetrotter visits kids at Hurley Children’s Hospital




Hoops Green shows Elijah Smith, age 6, how to spin a basketball on his fingertip. Photos by Ben Gagnon

Hoops Green shows Elijah Smith, age 6, how to spin a basketball on his fingertip. Photos by Ben Gagnon

FLINT — Harlem Globetrotters star Briana “Hoops” Green paid a special visit to kids at Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint on Monday.

Green, a member of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team since 2017, dazzled patients at Hurley’s pediatric unit with a variety of ballhandling skills and tricks. She also brightened each kid’s day with words of encouragement, while showing several of them how to spin a basketball.

As only the 15th female player to don the red, white and blue Globetrotters uniform, Green said that she loves being an inspiration to young girls on and off the court. She also aims to make a positive impact on every community she visits with the team.

Green and her fellow Harlem Globetrotters will be bringing their “Pushing the Limits” World Tour to the Dort Federal Event Center in Flint tonight at 7 p.m. The show will feature some of the best athletes on the planet, complete with high-flying basketball action, rimrattling dunks and the Globetrotters’ trademark display of unmatched fan interaction and sidesplitting comedy.

Hoops Green poses with Hurley patients Natalie Burrows (left) and Elijah Smith (right).

Hoops Green poses with Hurley patients Natalie Burrows (left) and Elijah Smith (right).

For tickets, visit harlemglobetrotters.com or dorteventcenter.com.