Meadowlark Lemon overcame the racial prejudice of the American South, a broken home and the heartache of failed relationships to travel the world and play for kings, presidents and popes.
With an incandescent smile, a repertoire of hilarious tricks and elite basketball skills, Meadowlark Lemon, the Clown Prince of Basketball, overcame challenges – and utilized gifts – to become the iconic star of the Harlem Globetrotters.
And through his journey from childhood dreams to worldwide fame, he kept one goal in his heart: to give joy.
In his compelling new book, Trust Your Next SHOT, Meadowlark delivers loving reminiscences of his youth, hilarious stories about his days with the Globetrotters, and wise instructions for living a joy-filled life.
Beginning with his upbringing in Wilmington, North Carolina in the 1940s and continuing to his vibrant ministry of today, Meadowlark tells us to “trust our next shot.” He uses the word “SHOT” to give us a guide for life. Spirit, Heart, Opportunity, and Teamwork combine to fuel our passions, satisfy our heart’s desires, create opportunities for doing good, and help others realize their dreams.
Meadowlark instructs us never to commit “intentional fouls” in life by deliberately or knowingly hurting others. He also talks about finishing strong, helping others and giving joy.
It’s a touching and powerful book about life, love and laughter from one of the world’s most popular and beloved entertainers.