Harlem Globetrotters legend Fred 'Curly' Neal dies at 77

Curly Neal
Posted at 3:31 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 15:31:15-04

Harlem Globetrotters legend Fred "Curly" Neal has died at the age of 77, Bleacher Report said.

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.