HOUSTON -

A special surprise came for a little boy battling a life-threatening disease Wednesday.

In December, 5-year-old George was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma and has been forced to stay at home while he receives treatment.

But George got a special surprise on Wednesday, when the Harlem Globetrotters showed up at his house, and he even got to shoot some hoops with the players.

"They can spin the ball on their hand and kick it in," George said.

The Globetrotters are in Houston for three games at Reliant Arena on Saturday and Sunday. During that time, they'll be making other special visits like this one in the community.