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12-28-2015, 09:04 PM
Referred to as the "Clown Prince of Basketball," Lemon played for the famous exhibition team for more than 26 seasons, clocking a staggering 16,000-plus career games and becoming renowned for his famous hook shot. But the revered showman wasn't all for show: He was also a highly respected player, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003 and noted for being a major part of basketball right as the NBA started its ascent, per the Times. Before he died in 1999, ex-teammate Wilt Chamberlain said in a TV interview that "Meadowlark was the most sensational, awesome, incredible basketball player I've ever seen."