Meadowlark Lemon, the Globetrotters Clown Prince: Pictures

Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters offers a pretzel to a referee during a game at Madison Square Garden, Feb. 18, 1978. AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis
Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters offers a pretzel to a referee during a game at Madison Square Garden, Feb. 18, 1978. AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis
Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters on arrival in London, May 17, 1959. AP Photo
Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters on arrival in London, May 17, 1959. AP Photo
The Clown Prince of Basketball, Meadowlark Lemon, left, and NBA great Wilt Chamberlain,1980. AP Photo/Brich
The Clown Prince of Basketball, Meadowlark Lemon, left, and NBA great Wilt Chamberlain,1980. AP Photo/Brich
Actress Goldie Hawn has her finger guided to the basketball by Harlem Globetrotters Meadowlark Lemon during the taping of her CBS special, 1978. AP Photo/Jeff Robbins
Actress Goldie Hawn has her finger guided to the basketball by Harlem Globetrotters Meadowlark Lemon during the taping of her CBS special, 1978. AP Photo/Jeff Robbins
Meadowlark Lemon at a children's benefit toy auction at New York's Tavern on the Green, 1979. AP Photo/Dave Pickoff
Meadowlark Lemon at a children's benefit toy auction at New York's Tavern on the Green, 1979. AP Photo/Dave Pickoff
Meadowlark Lemon talking with Attica Prison inmates, July 2, 1975. The Globetrotters played an exhibition game with the New York Nationals in front of 750 prisoners at Attica. AP Photo
Meadowlark Lemon talking with Attica Prison inmates, July 2, 1975. The Globetrotters played an exhibition game with the New York Nationals in front of 750 prisoners at Attica. AP Photo
Goldie Hawn plays with Meadowlark Lemon during the Goldie Hawn TV show, 1978. AP Photo/Jeff Robbins
Goldie Hawn plays with Meadowlark Lemon during the Goldie Hawn TV show, 1978. AP Photo/Jeff Robbins
Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters, 1968. Express Newspapers/Getty Images
Meadowlark Lemon of the Harlem Globetrotters, 1968. Express Newspapers/Getty Images
Henry Kissinger loses the handle as he tries to spin the ball on his finger for Meadowlark Lemon in Washington, 1976. AP Photo
Henry Kissinger loses the handle as he tries to spin the ball on his finger for Meadowlark Lemon in Washington, 1976. AP Photo
Meadowlark Lemon in Scottsdale, Ariz., 2010. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
Meadowlark Lemon in Scottsdale, Ariz., 2010. REUTERS/Joshua Lott