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With Great Sadness, the Ex Globetrotters Announce the Passing of Jumpin' Jackie Jackson

Jumpin' Jackie Jackson passed away at the age of 79. 

Jackie was born in New Bern, North Carolina. His family moved when he was a child to Brooklyn, New York. Jackie played on the Boys High School basketball team alongside baseball player Tommie Davis and basketball legends, Lenny Wilkins and Connie Hawkins.

After high school, Jackie starred on the Virginia Union basketball team where he averaged 20 rebounds per game.

After graduating college,  Jackson was drafted by the 1962 NBA Philadelphia Warriors but decided to instead play for the Globetrotters. He played 15 seasons for the Globetrotters until 1981.

Jackie was a phenomenon at Harlem’s famous Rucker Park. Stories about Jackie’s jumping ability are legendary. On one occasion, he dunked over Wilt Chamberlain. Another time, he won a bet by jumping so high, he snatched a quarter from the top of the backboard.

“Jackie was a great player and even greater friend. I just spoke to him Thursday night. I am in shock and deeply saddened. He will be greatly missed," said Globetrotter legend, Bobby Hunter.


ExGlobetrotters and Rucker 52 Greatest of All-Time Lead Effort to Rename St. Andrews Park in Brooklyn, NY After Basketball Legend, Connie Hawkins 

On July 20, the NBA, ABA, Harlem Globetrotters, the Hawkins family, Boys and Girls High School, CC4Change Sports, Borough President Eric Adams, and Council Member Robert Cornegy will gather at St. Andrews Park to honor the life, legacy and contributions of NBA Hall of Famer Connie Hawkins by renaming the basketball courts after the legendary Brooklyn product.

The renaming event committee is trying to get NBA and ABA legends, Julius Erving, Kevin Love, Lenny Wilkins and Joe Newman to speak at the ceremony. There will also be a free art show and barbecue at Boys & Girls High School, Connie’s alma mater.

Connie played from 1963 to 1966 on the Harlem Globetrotters.

St. Andrews Park is located on Kingston Ave. and Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn. Basketball legends, Oscar Roberston, Connie Hawkins, Roger Brown, and Marvin Roberts played there when they were growing up.  

With Great Sadness, the Ex Globetrotters Announce the Passing of Cal Ramsey


Calvin "Cal" Ramsey passed away at the age of 81. 

Cal was a Rucker Park MVP. He was known for his wars with Connie Hawkins. He played in the NBA from 1959 - 1961 for the St. Louis Hawks, New York Knicks and Syracuse Nationals. During the late 1970's, Cal was the televison color analyst for the New York Knicks. 

“From Rucker Park to the Garden, Cal Ramsey was a New York City basketball icon. He was a kind and caring friend who gave so much to the game he loved,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wrote on Twitter.

Bobby Zorro Hunter's New Anti-Drug Rap Song, "Hey Man, That Ain’t My Thing!"

"I’ve seen drugs ruin neighborhoods and lives. I will do anything in my power to help stop this deadly epidemic in our society.” Remember, all you have to say is “Hey Man, That Aint My Thing!"

Bobby Hunter 

BiLlee Ts New Song Honoring the Rucker 52 Greatest of All-Time