Saturday, May 28, 2011

Best of the Guest Generals: Nicholas Stokes

And now my favorite guest General of all time, Nicholas Stokes.

in 2008, when the Generals and the Globetrotters were on their way to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin they did their usual routine for getting a guest General and approached local WMJR radio host Earl Stokes. Earl, however came up with the idea of getting his son Nicholas to suit up and play with the Generals. Nicholas, who sometimes appeared on the radio with his father was an 8th grade basketball  player for Darryl Lynn Hines Academy. 

When Nicholas took to the floor he was subjected to the usual trials of being the but of heckling from Special K. However Nicholas was not intimidated, and managed to score both baskets on his two trips down the floor before being fouled, and managed to keep the Generals within two points of the the Globetrotters before being pulled.

Although Stokes did miss both of his free throws he still showed to be one of the best basketball players to ever don the "00" of a guest General. Stokes has gone on to attend Milwaukee King High School, where he has been continuing to impress with his basketball prowess, and no doubt is a hot prospect for college recruiters at the moment.

Who knows, maybe Stokes will one day return to the Washington Generals to make a living on being a thorn in the Globetrotters side.


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