|Meadowlark Lemon shooting one of his famous half-court hook-shots. |
Photo courtesy: Harlem Globetrotters
He left the Globetrotters, he says, to bring more balance to his life. An ordained minister and Christian evangelist, he awakens daily at 4 a.m. Then, after stretching, shooting baskets and running wind sprints for 2½ hours, he turns to his ministry. As an evangelist, he says, he makes more than 100 appearances a year. Though his focus is on the present and future, he'll happily relive his famous past. Everywhere he turns, it seems, someone is reminding him of a favorite Globetrotters routine. "I'm happy with what we were able to accomplish," Lemon says of his Globetrotters run. "I like what the president called us: 'America's goodwill ambassadors in short pants.'"Which president?"All of them," Lemon says.
and then later he will head to the Schwartz, where he will entertain
thousands with his smile and a hook shot as timeless as the sea. And win, of course. Then Lemon will fly home. But first, he picks up the magazines on the table and shuffles them together and then lays them down in a neat pile, and somehow the whole room seems a little better than when he walked in.
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