Meadowlark Lemon: 'Trust Your Next SHOT'

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PHOENIX – One of the best-known members of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, Meadowlark Lemon, has played more than 16,100 games.

He not only received the John Bunn Award, which is the high honor of the Basketball Hall of Fame outside of induction, he was inducted into the hall in 2003.

Known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball,” Lemon overcame racial prejudice, a broken home and a series of failed relationships on his journey to becoming the iconic star he is today.

Lemon, who first saw the Globetrotters when he was 11 and decided then and there to become one of them, shares that journey in his new book, “Trust Your Next SHOT: A Guide to a Life of Joy.”

The “SHOT” is what Lemon, who was the face of the Globetrotters for more than 20 years, uses as his guide in life: Spirit, Heart, Opportunity, and Teamwork.

“Everything in here is factual,” Lemon said of the book. “My life has been a life of joy, and it’s getting even better.”

Lemon stopped by 3TV Monday morning, much to the delight of Scott Pasmore and the entire staff, to talk about his book, and to show everyone that he’s still got it on the court. Even with a half-flat basketball and no “Sweet Georgia Brown” playing, Lemon still made his famous half-court hook shot.