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Anyone who grew up in the 70s watching Saturday morning TV or the sports programming that followed will surely remember the iconic court jester George 'Meadowlark' Lemon. The basketball star has entertained millions of fans around the world as one of the most iconic members of the Harlem Globetrotters. He died this past Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. The man was 83 years-old at the time of his passing. No cause of death is known.
Meadowlark Lemon played with the Harlem Globetrotters for 24 seasons. By his own estimation, he played in 16,000 games. The touring exhibition team, which is still active today, is known for its practical jokes, slick basketball handling and incredible on-court stunts. And they have always been easily recognizable by their iconic red, white and blue uniforms and multiyear winning streaks against unmatched opponents. Meadowlark Lemon is perhaps the most widely recognized Harlem Globetrotter that has ever played for the team. »
Meadowlark Lemon, the charismatic star of the Harlem Globetrotters for more than two decades, died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona, of undisclosed causes. He was 83. Dubbed “the Clown Prince of Basketball” for his on-court prowess and humor, North Carolina native Lemon joined the team in 1954 shortly after a stint in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He soon became one of the barnstorming team’s most dynamic players, performing around the world and on TV. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Lemon left the Globetrotters in 1978 due to a contract dispute. He later formed his own basketball teams, »
- Thom Geier
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