The Harlem Globetrotters Meadowlark Lemon Is Dead

Meadowlark LemonHe was 83.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    He will live on in Scooby-Doo reruns.

    • Heh;)

    • kkruger71

      I’d say he’d also live on in “Hello Larry” reruns, but I don’t think those exist.

  • I hate organized sports so I don’t really know what the Harlem Globetrotters are, and I don’t care. I gather that they aren’t a real team and for some reason they win all the time.

    • Brilliant.

    • terrence

      They were not an organized sport team – they do not play in a league. They excellent basket ball players who had a great, hilarious time playing against local teams. I saw them play, and they had the whole crowd laughing and cheering for the whole game. The opposing team would often laugh after they had been beaten by great moves.

      • I’m sure they’re great and everything. I just don’t get it.

        I sort of see the point of boxing. Two guys beating the cr@p out of each other is intrinsically interesting. And I can watch tennis for a few minutes. But basically I don’t get why anyone would care about sports.

        Back when I was a kid this was literally the single biggest reason I was grateful for not being a boy. “At least I don’t have to pretend to care about organized sports”, I said to myself.

        You think I’m kidding.

        There are no comments here remaining because it’s from the Before Time, before the Great Blog Shift.

        • Xavier

          Uh-oh. I agree with her. Time to run a diagnostic. 😉

        • Xavier

          Sweaty men running back and forth is not my idea of entertainment either. At least hockey has some raw brutality to it. Basketball is just boring.

        • Clink9

          It takes all kinds. I don’t know another human in my life that would read this blog or any other involving these topics but here we are.

    • Brett_McS

      Of course the point has been made about the similarity of the Washington Generals to a certain Washington-based political party.

  • Clausewitz

    He was, “The Man” when the Globetrotters were at their pinnacle. I think that as a child Meadowlark and Curly Neal were my two favourite athletes.

  • Brett_McS

    Our Cub group went to see them when they came to Sydney … living up to their name. I didn’t know anything about basketball, but it was a great show.

  • irishrus

    Meadowlark and Curly were humble and cool before cool was cool. Humble not a word you will see in the same sentence with today’s ‘stars’

  • richfisher

    The greatest showman ever!
    He was a hero to every kid who was fortunate enough to catch his show.

  • Edubeat

    Geez I wish I had fathered 10 kids AND been a good athlete. Must be a connection

  • SDMatt

    A great man. Loved being entertained by he and Curly Neal.

  • marty_p

    The bucket full of feathers routine never grows old.