Meadowlark Lemon

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Birthday
25, 1932
Birthplace
Wilmington, NC
Death Date
Dec 27, 2015 (83)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1932
Birthplace
Wilmington, NC
Death Date
Dec 27, 2015 (83)

About

Clown Prince of the Harlem Globetrotters for 24 seasons, playing in over 16,000 games for the team. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Before Fame

By using an onion sack, a coat hanger, and a milk can, he created his first basket and ball to practice with.

Trivia

He dabbled a bit in acting in the late 1970s and early '80s; he was part of the cast for a short-lived sit-com called Hello, Larry and played Reverend Grady Jackson in the 1979 film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.

Family Life

He married Cynthia Lemon in 1994 and had a total of 10 children named George, Donna, Beverly, Richard, Jonathan, Robin, Jamison, Crystal, Caleb and Angela.

Associated With

He and Lamont ShowBoat Robinson were both long-time members of the Harlem Globetrotters.