Remembered For Bringing Laughter To World
Though Lemon has been out of the Globetrotter limelight for more than two decades, he has yet to fade from memory. In 2000, Lemon was awarded the Basketball Hall of Fame's John Bunn Award, given for outstanding contributions to basketball. He also received an award from the International Clown Hall of Fame.
To this day, Lemon is remembered as a basketball phenomenon, whose antics transcended race and culture. He was loved by the world around. The Globetrotters, along with Lemon, were so appreciated that former President Gerald Ford awarded the team a special 1974 Presidential Citation. He thanked the Globetrotters—and Lemon—for giving millions of people "the priceless gifts of love and laughter." Truly, that's what Lemon's life has been about, and no one has done it better.
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