Sad news to report… Harlem Globetrotter’s icon Fred ‘Curly’ Neal has passed away at 77!
Between 1963 and 1985 – before the internet and cable television really existed-it was Curly Neal and the Harlem Globetrotters who first introduced the sport of basketball to millions of people around the world for the first time.
It was Curly’s magical ball-handling, shooting, charismatic smile and iconic bald head, in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries, that made them start to play and fall in love with the game.
Thanks for the memories…. R.I.P.