Gibson was also one of those athletes who played two professional sports. In 1957, he did a tour of duty with the premier pro basketball team of his era, The Harlem Globetrotters. Lemon earned the nickname “Bullet” and becoming famous for backhanded dunks.
How good was he? According to the most famous Globetrotter ever, Meadowlark Lemon: “I thought Bob was a better basketball player than a baseball player. I think Bob could have played with any NBA team. He was that good.”
Yes. He was that good.