Harlem Globetrotters legend Fred 'Curly' Neal dies at 77
Posted: 3:31 PM, Mar 26, 2020
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Former Harlem Globetrotters basketball player Curly Neal spins a ball on his head prior to the bidding for the Naismith Rules, the original rules for basketball, framed at right, at Sotheby's in New York, Friday, Dec. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Harlem Globetrotters website said Curly was "One of the truly magical dribblers and shooters in basketball history."
He played in over 6,000 games in 97 countries and along with his number 22, he played for 22 seasons, the team's site said.
Curly was a recipient of the Harlem Globetrotters' prestigious "Legends" ring which is presented to people who have made a major contribution to the success and the development of the Globetrotters organization.
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