Throughout his illustrious career, fans across the world adored "Sweet" Lou Dunbar's on-court comedy routines and shared his love of the game. Now he is passing that love and considerable knowledge on to a new generation of Globetrotters as the team’s director of player personnel.
One of the most revered players in Globetrotter history, Sweet Lou has traveled three times around the world, playing in front of more than 10 million people on six continents. Among his many travels, Sweet Lou was one of the Globetrotters on hand when the team visited Rome and named Pope John Paul II an Honorary Globetrotter on Nov. 29, 2000.
He was discovered by a Globetrotter scout during a summer pro league with the NBA's Houston Rockets. Sweet Lou has made Houston his permanent home since starring for the University of Houston from 1972-1975. At 6-10, he was one of the first big men to play point guard for a major university. He also played forward and center for the Cougars, earning All-American honors, and was inducted into the University of Houston Hall of Honor on Nov. 15, 2008. As a senior at Webster High School in Minden, La., he was named "Mr. Basketball of Louisiana," joining other former Louisiana stars such as Willis Reed, Bob Pettit and Elvin Hayes.
The 25th person to receive the “Legends” distinction, Sweet Lou was honored on Feb. 9, 2007, at Houston’s Toyota Center
"SWEET" LOU DUNBAR
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