Skip to comments.Red Klotz, loser of thousands of games to the Harlem Globetrotters, dies at 93
Posted on 07/14/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT by EveningStar
Red Klotz, who owned, coached and played for a number of teams that toured with and lost to the Harlem Globetrotters most famously the Washington Generals died Saturday in his sleep in Margate, N.J., the Press of Atlantic City reported. He was 93.
Klotz was a prep basketball standout in Philadelphia, twice being named that citys high school player of the year before going on to play at Villanova. He was on the Baltimore Bullets 1947-48 NBA championship team. At 5 feet 7, he is tied with six others as the third-shortest NBA player ever, and was the shortest player ever to be on an NBA championship team.
In 1952, Globetrotters owner Gabe Saperstein asked if Klotz would form a team to compete against the Globetrotters on a regular basis.
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I remember when Krusty the Klown lost a bundle betting on the Generals. “Man, I thought they were due”
Krusty the Clown: He's spinning the ball on his finger! Just take it! That game is fixed.
He agreed to take a nightly beating in order to make the other guy look good and to put food on his own table.
In many ways, he was the forerunner of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell.
“In many ways, he was the forerunner of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell”
That’s my theory, exactly.
And his job security was identical to that of the Globetrotters.
Dang! You beat me to it!
Loved to watch he and Meadowlark Lemon put their act on.
Muggsy Bogues #1.
Homer Simpson called the Nazis the ‘Washington Generals of the History Channel’.
"Compete with"? Perform with, would have been a better choice of words. It was entertaining though, when I was 12 years old.
Klotz, like many players from that era, had an excellent two-hand set shot. I saw him on tv one time in a “game” between the Generals and the Globies make three in a row shooting in front of his bench from about 30 feet away with no problem. Too bad they didn’t put in the three point shot at the beginning of the NBA.
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