Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon, RIP

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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

Sad day.

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