Two Harlem Globetrotters stars, TyRone “Hollywood” Brown and Chuck Cooper, were recognized by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame during enshrinement weekend this September in Springfield, Mass.
On Sept. 5, Brown received the Mannie Jackson Human Spirit Award for the social impact he continues to make off the court. Brown, who played eight seasons with the Harlem Globetrotters (1985-1994), was joined by Dawn Staley and Carmelo Anthony who also received the coveted honor.
Cooper was enshrined into the Hall of Fame posthumously on Sept. 6, becoming the 14th individual inducted with ties to the Harlem Globetrotters. Cooper played for the Harlem Globetrotters in 1951 before being drafted into the NBA becoming one of the league’s first African-American players alongside teammate Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton.