Harlem Globetrotters icon Fred ’Curly’ Neal has died at 77 years old. Neal died in his home outside of Houston early Thursday. His cause of death has not been confirmed. Neal played in more than 6,000 games with the team from 1963-85. His No. 22 Globetrotters jersey was retired at Madison Square Garden in 2008. He was inducted to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame the same year.