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Topic: R.I.P. Curly Neal
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R.I.P. Curly Neal

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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 4:18 PM
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the long-time Harlem Globetrotter and maybe the best ball handler/dribbler that ever stepped on a court

another slice of youth passes... never forget seeing them as a kid. Meadowlark Lemon was the main clown, but Neal and his dribbling stole the show for me

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2883223-harlem-globetrotters-legend-fred-curly-neal-dies-at-age-77?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_medium=referral


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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 4:55 PM
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That is very sad to hear. :( I loved the Globetrotters when I was a kid. Curly, Twiggy Sanders, Meadowlark, Sweet Lou. So many great memories.


Nice article from the Greensboro paper

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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 5:18 PM
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https://www.greensboro.com/sports/ed-hardin-curly-neal-dazzled-us-all-in-greensboro-and/article_e8a234ad-84c4-57e0-ad08-ff845ac9475b.html?fbclid=IwAR1RfDRjuokitjJ-3tbeDW74zp1sg6jaktfQZcibyXrBU8Uas3LEYhwg0wo


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Posted: Mar 26, 2020 7:10 PM
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:(


That was when people actually dribbled.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2020 12:08 AM
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Sadly, his skills would be irrelevant in today's game where dribbling has been replaced with carrying and running with the ball. R.I.P. Curly Neal, one of the greats.

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Posted: Mar 27, 2020 12:11 AM
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My favorite Globetrotter as a kid. Thanks for posting.


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Posted: Mar 27, 2020 12:28 AM
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He also liked solving mysteries. He joined up with Scooby Doo to solve a mystery.
RIP Curly

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I had a next door neighbor that played against him

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Posted: Mar 27, 2020 4:35 AM
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for the Washington Generals. He lost every game.

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Posted: Mar 29, 2020 2:08 PM
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Our parents took us to see them at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in 1972-3-ish, I think it was. Loved them. The bucket full of feathers, then the bucket of real water.... great gags.

Thank you for the memories, Curly.

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