Fred ‘Curly’ Neal dead at 77 – Harlem Globetrotters basketball legend passes away

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HARLEM Globetrotters legend Fred ‘Curly’ Neal has died at age 77.

The basketball player became one of the most recognizable players for the Globetrotters during his 22-year stint.

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Fred ‘Curly’ Neal has died aged 77[/caption]

Neal played more than 6,000 games and his #22 jersey was retired in 2008.


Fellow teammate Curley ‘Boo’ Johnson honored the legend last night.

He tweeted: “Last night the World lost a true ambassador of the game of basketball and outside of Muhammad Ali one of the most recognizable faces on the Planet! Rest In Peace my Brother….”

Johnson also shared a video of the basketball ‘superhero’ on his social media.


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