"Big" Frank Washington, a high-flying 6-foot-5-inch center, was a member of the first Harlem Globetrotter team to trek around the world in 1952.  He played with the Globetrotters from 1946 to 1960 and traveled on six world tours with such...

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...

A 6-9 silky smooth forward, "Wee" Willie Gardner was one of the first players signed by the Harlem Globetrotters prior to the 1954 season at the age of 19. The young phenom from Indiana quickly made an impact with the Globetrotters, helping the...

 One of professional basketball's original pioneers, Bernie Price became just the 14th person to receive the distinguished Harlem Globetrotter Legends award at Rosemont Horizon in Chicago on Feb. 26, 1999. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Price...

Billy Ray Hobley was posthumously honored by the Globetrotters with the team’s “Legends” award when the Globetrotters played in Hobley’s adopted hometown of New Orleans on Feb. 13, 2011.

Bob Karstens was the third Caucasian to play for the Harlem Globetroters (the others were founder Abe Saperstein and Bunny Leavitt), but Karstens had the rare distinction of being the first Caucasian player to be under contract with the team....

Bobby Joe Mason’s career with the Harlem Globetrotters spanned from 1962 to 1976.  During his tenure with the Globetrotters, he was named MVP of the 1962 College Series and was a part of the popular television series "Harlem Globetrotter...

Carl Helem, who helped transform the Harlem Globetrotters into the global presence they are today, became the 15th person to receive the distinguished Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" Ring on Dec.

Known during his playing days as one of the quickest Harlem Globetrotters, Charles "Tex" Harrison was an outstanding dribbler and rebounder during his 18 years as a player for the team. He has been a Globetrotter coach since he finished his...

One of the great ball handlers and leapers in basketball history, a forerunner to Julius Erving and Michael Jordan at swooping to the basket, Connie Hawkins played four magical seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s. 

David “Smokey” Gaines, who traveled the world from 1963-1967 as a standout guard with the Harlem Globetrotters, was the 24th person in team history to be honored with the prestigious “Legends” RIng.

One of the truly magical dribblers and shooters in basketball history, Curly Neal captured the imagination of fans all over the world, playing in more than 6,000 games in 97 countries as a key member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Number 22...

Govoner Vaughn joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 1960 and quickly established himself as one of the top players in the team's history.  He was named MVP of the 1961 World Series of Basketball, a 20-game series against the nation's top...

Former Harlem Globetrotters standout and Indiana basketball star Hallie Bryant, who helped lead the Indiana Hoosiers to the Big Ten Conference title in 1957, was the 28th person honored by the Globetrotters with the team’s “Legends” award on...

One of the most popular and recognizable Harlem Globetrotters ever, Hubert "Geese" Ausbie thrilled audiences with his awesome talent and effervescent personality around the world for 24 years.

J.C. Gipson began his outstanding career with the Harlem Globetrotters in 1952 and wore the famous red, white, and blue for 20-plus glorious seasons. His personality, superb playing ability, and outstanding flair for showmanship made him one of...

Before the world had ever heard of Globetrotter Michael ‘Wild Thing’ Wilson, Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and Vince Carter, Jumpin’ Jackie Jackson defied gravity every time he stepped out onto the court. Jackson is considered by many to be one...

One of the best known and greatest Showmen of all time, James “Twiggy” Sanders was the 27th person in the Globetrotters’ history to receive the “Legends” honor, joining the ranks of other Showmen like Reece “Goose” Tatum, Hubert “Geese” Ausbie...

Dr. John "Jumpin' Johnny" Kline was a standout basketball leader on and off the court.

After graduating from Manhattan College in 1953, Junius Kellogg signed a contract with the Harlem Globetrotters.  However, the 6-10 center's promising basketball career was cut short at the age of 23, when a car crash in 1954 left him a...

Louis “Red” Klotz, who was involved in over 19,000 games against the Harlem Globetrotters as a player, coach and owner, became the first non-Globetrotter to have a jersey retired by the team when the Globetrotters honored Klotz in his native...

Lynette Woodard became the first woman to ever play for the Harlem Globetrotters when she signed with the team prior to the 1985 season.  She played with the Globetrotters until 1987 before joining a professional team in Italy.  The six...

While Mannie Jackson was a standout player for the Harlem Globetrotters in the 1960s, his legacy with the Globetrotters and the game of basketball was as the team’s owner.  Jackson became the first African-American to own a major...

Widely regarded as the world's finest dribbler during his 40-plus-year career in basketball, Marques Haynes enjoyed international fame as a basketball entertainer and athlete during two stints with the Harlem Globetrotters (1947-53, 1972-79)....

As the "Clown Prince" of the Harlem Globetrotters for 24 seasons, Meadowlark Lemon played in more than 7,500 consecutive games for the red, white, and blue. He played before popes, kings, queens and presidents in more than 94 countries around the...

The original “Clown Prince of Basketball,” Harlem Globetrotters Legend Reece “Goose” Tatum is among a distinguished list of 10 players and coaches inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011.

 One of the greatest Clown Princes in Harlem Globetrotters history, Robert "Showboat" Hall became one of the most popular players to ever wear the red, white, and blue uniform. A native of Detroit, he succeeded Goose Tatum as the top Clown...

In the days of the cage game, William "Pop" Gates was considered one of the nation's finest basketball players. Always a scoring threat, Gates was a complete ballplayer on offense, a defensive specialist, and a strong rebounder. The 6-2 guard/...

One of the most famous and dominant players in Harlem Globetrotters history, Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain began his professional career in 1958 when the Globetrotters signed the University of Kansas standout to one of the largest contracts in...

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