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Meadowlark Lemon at the Palace of Praise

The Palace of Praise is proud to host an evening with Meadowlark Lemon, Wednesday night October 15th at 6pm at the Palace of Praise. 

For 22 years, Lemon was known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters and is a 2003 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  

Lemon first applied to the Globetrotters in 1954 at age 22, finally being chosen to play the following year (1955). In 1980, he left to form one of his Globetrotters imitators, the Bucketeers. He played with that team until 1983, then moved on to play with the Shooting Stars from 1984 to 1987. In 1988, he moved on to "Meadowlark Lemon's Harlem All Stars" team. Despite being with his own touring team, Lemon returned to the Globetrotters, playing 50 games with them in 1994.

In 1978, Lemon appeared in a memorable Burger King commercial by making a tower of burgers until he found a double beef pickles and onions and no cheese burger.

In 2000, Lemon received the John Bunn Award, the highest honor given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame outside of induction. He was inducted into the hall three years later.

Earlier Event: April 4
"Stronger" Men's Conference
Later Event: November 8
Girlfriend Connection