Harlem Globetrotters icon Fred 'Curly' Neal dies at 77 years old
Harlem Globetrotters icon Fred “Curly” Neal has died at 77 years old. The Globetrotters confirmed that he died in his home outside of Houston early Thursday. His cause of death has not been confirmed.
A star with the Globetrotters during their heyday, Neal played in more than 6,000 games with the team from 1963-85. His No. 22 Globetrotters jersey was retired at Madison Square Garden in 2008. He was inducted to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame the same year.
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I remember him not only as a great basketball player, but also as a cartoon character on Scooby-Doo.