Meadowlark Lemon, Harlem Globetrotters Star, Dead at 83

Thom Geier
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The "Clown Prince of Basketball" joined the team in 1954 and played for more than two decades

Meadowlark Lemon, the charismatic star of the Harlem Globetrotters for more than two decades, died Sunday at age 83.

Dubbed "the Clown Prince of Basketball" for his on-court prowess and humor, Lemon joined the team in 1954 shortly after a stint in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and became one of its most dynamic players.

He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, of undisclosed causes.

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