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Meadowlark Lemon Biography - Inspired By Globetrotters As Child, Excelled At Football, Basketball, Chronology, Tries Out For Globetrotters - CONTACT INFORMATION, SELECTED WRITINGS BY LEMON:

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American basketball player

Like a crazed captain at the helm of a ship, Meadowlark Lemon could take over a court and steer a crowd into the throes of laughter. During his 23 seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters, Lemon proved he was more than just a basketball player. Full of wisecracks and wise moves, Lemon became the "Clown Prince of Basketball," and night after night, year after year, he used his laughter-coaxing charisma to charm fans around the globe. In his career with the Globetrotters, Lemon played in more than 7,500 consecutive games and logged more than four million miles, charming audiences in more than 100 countries, from Algeria to Zimbabwe.

Los Angeles Times sportswriter Jim Murray once called Lemon "an American institution whose uniform should hang alongside the Spirit of St. Louis and the Gemini Space Capsule in the halls of the Smithsonian Institute."

Though more than 20 years have passed since Lemon was a staple in the Globetrotters' lineup, he remains the team's most well-known name and is better known than even the team's current stars.


Address: (care of Meadowlark Lemon Ministries) 13610N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 10267, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Phone: (480) 951-0030. Email: info@meadowlarklemon foundation.org. Online: http://www.meadowlarklemon.org.


(With Jerry B. Jenkins) Meadowlark. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1987.

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over 8 years ago

I usually don't take phone calls from organizations soliciting for charity events, but when the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association called with tickets to the Globetrotters and NBA Alumni Charity Baskeball Game in my hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, I just couldn't resist! Not after they said that Meadowlark Lemon would be there! I grew up in the era of Meadowlark, Curly Neal, and Geese Ausby (Ausbie). He is now 76 years young.

From everything I have read, he's an incredible human being and has achieved so many things in his life, most of us would be happy and satisfied to accomplish a quarter of what he has done. I have yet to read anything negative about him.


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about 9 years ago

yes, meadowlark is. A few years ago we created his portrait and reproduced them. He signed several hundred prints available for resale right now. He spends alot of his time preaching the word of God.

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over 1 year ago

same as a person body but in the 4th grade

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over 6 years ago

I am trying to reach George Meadowlarks Son

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about 9 years ago

Is meadowlark still living?