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December 28, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Sorry to hear of Meadowlark Lemon's passing- I have fond memories watching the Harlem Globetrotters as a kid

RIP Meadowlark Lemon. The Harlem Globetrotters have a long history with many strong connections to pop culture in games and movies.
Harlem Glo9betrotters World Tour video game I loved watching the Harlem Globetrotters on TV as a kid. I don't recall the type of show they were on, but it seems to me I saw them quite frequently. I vividly remember both Meadowlark Lemon and Curly.

I was a short kid with no interest in basketball, but the Globetrotters mesmerized me. Having seen a few basketball games on TV, I didn't understand why the NBA teams played in such a boring manner. The Globetrotters were a special group both in athleticism and showmanship.

The recent passing of Meadowlark Lemon marks the end of an era for me. I loved those guys! Their stardom even landed them in video games.

The Harlem Globetrotters began in the late 1920s in Chicago and took off from there. In 1991 they appeared in their own NES video game. As recently as 2007, they were set into another video game - this time for the Nintendo DS handheld. I proudly own a copy of that cartridge.

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