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A Place to Call Home: Two brothers looking for a home together

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Thursday night at Verizon Arena, the Harlem Globetrotters wow the crowd with all their special tricks.

But first order of business for one of the Globetrotters, Herbert "Flight Time" Lang, a special lesson with two state foster children in need of a family.

Lang is originally from Brinkley, Arkansas.

Through THV11's partnership with DHS, Demarcea and Vinta get some one on one training on the court.

The stunts, dribbles, and spins have 'Globetrotter' written all over them. They're just enough to keep 13-year old Demarcea and 12-year-old Vinte smiling.

There is not a lot better than this. Lang is home and putting the boys through the drills.

"To see guys like this, great personalities, awesome kids," Lang shares, "I had a great time with them. To be able to take time and hang out with them means as much to me as it does to them."

It means so much because few have taken the time to show these two attention. For seven years, they've been state foster children. That is more than half their lives. They are typical brothers.

"I like to eat and go outside and mess with Vinte," Demarcea said.

They desperately want a family, and they want to stay together.

"Y'all really love each other," said THV 11's Dawn Scott.

"Yes ma'am," Vinte said.

"Kind of," joked Demarcea.

"I'm gonna hit you with this ball!" Vinte joked back.

Vinte wants to one day be an NBA player, and Demarcea wants to play football.

Today, they are just happy for a few lay-ups, bricks, dunks, and even the pranks.

"Thank you for everything you did," Vinte said to Lang. "Giving me your autograph, teaching me some tricks, because I needed to learn something."

A big thanks to a man who's traveled far from home. A true globetrotter who returned for a moment in time to help two young boys find a home of their own.

Because of their ages, the boys are among the toughest to place in permanent homes.

Thanks to "Flight Time" for his time and to Verizon Arena, which gifted the boys with tickets to Thursday's show.

If you'd like to know more about Vinte or Demarcea log onto the Arkansas Department of Human Services adoption website.