MEADOWLARK LEMON. The very name makes you smile.
For those too young to remember, Lemon is "The Clown Prince of Basketball," best known for his 25-plus-year career with the Harlem Globetrotters. But he has been with other teams and still finds time to play 60 to 80 games a year with the Meadowlark Lemon Harlem All-Stars. To date, he's played 16,125 consecutive games.
Take that Cal Ripken.
"I'm ageless," Meadowlark said with a laugh.
He's in town to promote his new book, "Trust Your Next Shot," which covers everything from how to live to what to eat.
"It's more than just a title," he explained. "It's the way I live. I know a lot of [prominent] people who write books that throw people under the bus. I wanted to write a different kind of book.