Harlem Globetrotters legend Meadowlark Lemon, 83, dies

December 28, 2015 1:01 PM

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Meadowlark Lemon, the "Clown Prince of Basketball" who entertained fans as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for 24 years, died Sunday, his wife confirmed to the New York Times. He was 83.

Lemon, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003, is one of only five Globetrotters to have their numbers retired since the team was founded in Chicago in the 1920s.

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