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Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83

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posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:15 PM

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, famed hoops jester, dies at 83

(CNN)George "Meadowlark" Lemon, the basketball star who entertained millions of fans around the world with his antics as a longtime member of the Harlem Globetrotters, died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 83.

Lemon played 24 seasons and by his own estimate more than 16,000 games with the Globetrotters, the touring exhibition basketball team known for its slick ball-handling, practical jokes, red-white-and-blue uniforms and multiyear winning streaks against overmatched opponents.

I remember watching him and marveling at his grace and skills. Back then, I watched basketball and even played in "middle school".

He was a humanitarian, sportsman and athlete with extraordinary skill..

He will be missed.

The world is a lesser place without him in it..

posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:19 PM
83 years of awesome. Greet his passing with joy. No need for sorrow. Life is eternal.

posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 11:20 PM
RIP and thanks for making us smile

posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:06 AM
I'm sure he's probably shooting some pretty incredible hoops in heaven.

This first video is a tribute to Meadowlark...

Some of his basketball footage:

He talks about his testimony in this video:

edit on 29-12-2015 by Murgatroid because: felt like it...

posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 11:54 AM
a reply to: semperfortis
I really like him. He was good people.
I remember growing up we would watch the globetrotters on ABC wide world of sports. It was a real treat and a hoot.
RIP Meadowlark.

posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 12:32 PM
I remember being mesmerized by the skill and comedy of the Globetrotters when I was a kid. Their cartoon on Saturday morning was an absolute favorite.

Meadowlark Lemon lived a long and fruitful life. May he rest in peace and his legacy live on.


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