Dreams came true for budding basketball players at one local school when former NBA stars turned up to coach them. Students at Hong Kong International School were thrilled to get the chance to play against former NBA stars Spud Webb from Atlanta Hawks, former Dream Team coach George Karl, Darryl Dawkins of Philadelphia 76ers, Wayman Strickland of LA Lakers, Kiki VanDeweghe of Denver Nuggets, Howard Spencer, former Detroit Pistons coach Herb Brown and Michael Cooper. The basketball stars were in Hong Kong for the three-day Vittel SuperJam extravaganza. The school's boys' and girls' basketball teams played fun-packed matches against the eight former NBA players before they entered the Superjam Youth Competition. Despite their best efforts, the school teams were heavily defeated by the world-class players. Tracy Cheung, 16, said she was happy to see the stars and enjoyed playing basketball against them. 'They are very tall, we need to be aggressive to grab the ball from them,' she said. Darryl Dawkins, the 2.1-metre, 127-kilogram former NBA player said he enjoyed playing with the youngsters and giving them training and tips. 'Although students get good training at schools, the clinic with experienced players and coaches will provide them with insights and advice,' he said. 'They should believe in themselves with confidence and work hard to strive for better skills.' After the friendly matches, the star players shared their secrets, including much-needed tips on how to get the ball from a taller opponent. Howard Spencer said the student players were enthusiastic to learn and played hard. 'I enjoyed working with the kids. To be good basketball players, they should set clear goals and focus more on training,' he said.