Fred “Curly” Neal played more than 6,000 games with the team between 1963 and 1985. His trademark shaved head, infectious smile and ability to dribble circles around his defenders, made him a crowd favorite. Curly was a key player during the Globetrotters’ most popular era in the ’70s and ’80s. He appeared on numerous TV shows and specials like “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Love Boat” and “Gilligan’s Island.”
R.I.P. to one of the greatest ball players in Basketball history.