Sweet Lou Dunbar


Hometown | Minden, LA

University of Houston


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.As one of the most popular showmen in team history, fans around the world adored Sweet Lou’s on-court comedy routines and shared his love of the game. Sweet Lou has journeyed the equivalent of three times around the world, entertaining more than 10 million people on…
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Fun Facts

  • Director of Player Personnel
  • 43rd Season with team
  • His son is also a Globetrotter - Sweet Lou II
  • Played on the Globetrotters for 27 seasons
  • His Globetrotters No. 41 jersey was retired to honor his legacy to the team

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