Created by the Harlem Globetrotters organization in 1993, the “Legends” ring is presented to retired Globetrotters who have made a major contribution to the success and development of the Hall of Fame organization. Each honoree exemplifies the Harlem Globetrotters’ humanitarian contributions and it’s the second highest honor a former player can receive outside of jersey retirement.MEET LEGENDS INDUCTEES
Lynette Woodard became the first woman to ever play for a men's professional basketball team when she signed with the Harlem Globetrotters in October 1985, and she played with the Globetrotters until 1987.
Born and raised in Greensboro, N.C., Curly joined the Globetrotters in 1963. His magical dribbling skills and long-range shooting abilities reinforced his status as one of the top players on the team. Curly played 22 seasons for the Globetrotters, wearing #22 for all of those years.
Harlem Globetrotters Legend Sweet Lou Dunbar has been both a player and coach during his storied career with the organization, and he continues to mentor as the team’s director of player personnel – in charge of developing the Globetrotters’ new generation of talent – as well as being a head coach for an eighth season.