Stars Mourn Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon – See Celebrity Tributes
Meadowlark Lemon, the legendary Harlem Globetrotters player, died Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 83. Stars are now paying tribute to the “Clown Prince of Basketball.” See celebrity tweets below.
Chris Rock tweeted, “So sad better than MJ and Kobe combined. R.I.P.” Alec Baldwin said, “I remember, when I was a kid, what a thrill it was to watch #MeadowlarkLemon and the @Globies play ball.” Shaquille O’Neal, a basketball legend in his own right, wrote, “Rest In Basketball Heaven Sir!”
Rob Lowe expressed, “I mourn the passing of my childhood hero Meadowlark Lemon. As a cartoon, when paired with Scooby Doo and solving crimes, he was transcendent.” Robert Townsend tweeted, “RIP #MeadowlarkLemon one of my basketball heroes, he could really play but was a master comedian. God Bless you.”
Larry the Cable Guy wrote, “Just found out Meadowlark Lemon passed away from the Harlem Globetrotters. He was so awesome. Salute.” “Tonight Show” bandleader Questlove said, “Man. #MeadowlarkLemon such a vital part of my childhood in the 70s… he will be missed. Rip!”
Tom Arnold wrote, “Globetrotter’s big in my young life got 2 play against Meadowlark as adult. Can’t wait 2 take my kids 2 see Globetrotter’s.” Meanwhile, Paula Abdul said, “I send my love and sincere condolences to the family of Meadowlark Lemon. He was a treasure. He’ll be sorely missed.”
The official Twitter account of the Harlem Globetrotters also tweeted, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Meadowlark Lemon,” and posted a video of Lemon’s 2003 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement speech. Gossip Cop will update as more stars pay tribute to Lemon. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.