Monday, 26 August 2019

1045) Louis Herman "Red" Klotz

Louis Herman "Red" Klotz (1920 – 2014). American professional basketball player. He was a National Basketball Association (NBA) point guard with the original Baltimore Bullets, and he was best known for forming the teams that play against and tour with the Harlem Globetrotters: the Washington Generals and the New York Nationals. He was the oldest-living NBA world champion.
Over Klotz's professional basketball career, he coached or played in over 14,000 games during eight decades and in over 100 countries.

- "Even if fans knew him, in one Globetrotter’s words, only as “that little old man with the red hair,”..."  https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/91dbf08e-0d02-11e4-b8e5-d0…

- "But it was with the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters' longtime foils, that the 5-foot-7 redhead made a lasting impact. [...] His short stature and red hair made him a perfect Globetrotters foil."  https://www.inquirer.com/…/20140715_Red_Klotz__Washington_G…

- "He became known as “Red” on account of his hair colour.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/…/10991509/Louis-Red-Klotz-obit…
 
- "The son of Jewish Russian immigrant parents, this mighty little red-headed, set-shot artist from South Philly..."  http://phillyjewishsports.org/2014/03/louis-red-klotz/


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