The Harlem Legends show off for charity in Dunnellon

Michael Douglas, Founder of Harlem Legends helps a young girl from the crowd spin a basketball on her finger. (Photo: Joehl)

Michael Douglas, Founder of the Harlem Legends, helps a young girl from the crowd spin a basketball on her finger. (Photo: Joehl)

The Harlem Legends were at Dunnellon High School August 31, 2013, playing in a celebrity basketball game benefiting a charitable organization called Christians in Action [CIA].

The Harlem Legends are retired Harlem Globetrotters and former professional athletes.

Michael Douglas, the Founder of the Harlem Legends and the Michael Douglas Youth Foundation [MDYF], played in this celebrity basketball game. Douglas played with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters from 1986 until 1993.

In 1991, Douglas founded the MDYF to help individuals and communities realize their potential. The Harlem Legends’ form of entertainment benefits organizations to help teach youth how to succeed in the game of life.

The Harlem Legends played a friendly game against the CIA volunteers. During the game, the Harlem Legends did many Harlem Globetrotters tricks such as the spinning of the ball on their fingers.

At one point in the game, one of the Harlem Legends pulled a young girl from the audience onto the court to show her how to spin the ball on her finger. After she learned how to do that trick the Harlem Legends gave her a T-shirt and a signed basketball with the Harlem Legends’ signatures.

Michael Douglas, Founder of Harlem Legends prays while a young boy from the crowd attempts to make the basket. (Photo: Joehl)

Douglas prays while a young boy from the crowd attempts to make the basket. (Photo: Joehl)

As the first and second quarter of the game came to an end, there was a halftime show by No Slack, a Motown group from St. Petersburg, Florida.

After the halftime show ended, the Harlem Legends and the CIA volunteers went back to playing.

Towards the end of the fourth quarter, Douglas brought a young boy to the court to make a basket. The boy tried about four times to make the basket, and on the fifth time the boy made the basket. The boy received a signed T-shirt and basketball from the Harlem Legends.

The Harlem Legends kept the crowd entertained and pumped up during the whole game, creating a fun and entertaining night for those who attended the celebrity basketball game.