Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon, RIP


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#2

One of my very early television memories was watching the Harlem Globetrotters on TV one day – I was probably four or so – and remember two things: one, how funny they were and, two, being really worried whether they would win or not.


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For those who don’t know the history, the Harlem Globetrotters are truly epic in every way:

Contrary to their name, they started on the south side of Chicago, not NYC.

They’ve been raising money for good causes for nearly a century, and entertaining the heck out of their audiences in the process.

RIP, Meadowlark.


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I remember seeing him and the others at Fresno’s Selland Arena when I was a wee girl in the 70’s.

Good times.

Thank you, Meadowlark Lemon, for the laughs.


#5

Although the 1970s often gets a bum rap as far as decades go, I must say that it was a pretty magical time for a kid to grow up. Being able to tune in to ABC’s Wide World of Sports to see things like the Harlem Globetrotters or Evel Knievel was a real treat. RIP Meadowlark. You and Curly Neal were my favorites.


#6

No gal made, has got a shade on - Sweet Georgia Brown
Two left feet but oh so neat, has - Sweet Georgia Brown
They all sigh and wanna cry for - Sweet Georgia Brown

I’ll tell you whyyyyy,
you know I don’t lie, well,
not that much

'Cause it’s been said, she knocks 'em dead, when she lands in town
What a shame, Oh! what a shame, how she cools 'em down
Fellers she can’t get
are Fellers, she ain’t met

Georgia named her, Georgia claimed her: Sweet Georgia Brown!


#7

Get away with you Kareem. This guy had the hook shot of all time.


#8

Sad day.


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