Thursday, March 26, 2020
Fred "Curly" Neal, the dribbling wizard who entertained millions with the Harlem Globetrotters for parts of three decades, has died. He was 77. The Globetrotters said Neal died in his home outside of Houston on Thursday morning. "We have lost one of the most genuine human beings the world has ever known," said Globetrotters General Manager Jeff Munn. "Curly's basketball skill was unrivaled by most, and his warm heart and huge smile brought joy to families worldwide". Neal played for the Globetrotters between 1963 and 1985. The exhibition team 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," the official Twitter account of the Globetrotters said.
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