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Former Harlem Globetrotter Bob 'Showboat' Hall dies at 87
Former Harlem Globetrotter Bob 'Showboat' Hall dies at 87

Former Harlem Globetrotter Bob "Showboat" Hall, whose dazzling moves and comic antics made him a top showman of the internationally recognized basketball team, died Wednesday in a hospital in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He was 87. The cause was cancer, said his wife, Kittie Barksdale-Hall. Bob Hall was known not only for his skills and ability to make fans laugh during the team's exhibition games, but also for his longevity as a player. Having joined the team in 1948, he played in more than 5,000 games that were a combination of ball-handling wizardry and comedy — often twice a day in the midst of a punishing travel schedule — until retiring in 1974. At a time...

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