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Remembering Meadowlark Lemon (VIDEO)

Meadowlark Lemon

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1978, file photo, Meadowlark Lemon, of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, offers a pretzel to a referee during a game at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Lemon, known as the Globetrotters’ “clown prince” of basketball, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 83. (AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)


If you’re talking about the most popular players of their generation, if you’re talking about people who were prophets spreading the word of basketball before the era of Magic/Bird, then you are talking about Meadowlark Lemon.

The showman who spent decades with the Harlem Globetrotters passed away at the age of 83. This video via the NBA is a tribute to him and his legacy.

RIP Meadowlark.