(Opal) Shagg Courtney

Age: 89

Harlem Globetrotter credited with inventing one of the teams most popular tricks; played three seasons starting in 1934; created the move of spinning the ball on his index finger than rolling the ball across his shoulders and into his arms behind his back. The cause of his death was not given.

Died: Gary, Ind., Dec. 26

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