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46 Days to Go! Nathanial “Sweetwater” Clitfton

The name Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton is not one that is unfamiliar in the world of sports. Not only is the 6’ 8” multi-sport player one of the most famous 16-inch softball players, but Sweetwater also played for the Chicago American Giants, Harlem Globetrotters, and was one of the first African Americans to join the NBA. Sweetwater played for the Brown Bombers and the Capital Records team of the Daddy O” Daylie league during his softball career. Off the court, Clifton was recognized for his outstanding charitable contributions. According to Clifton, the nickname “Sweetwater” was given to him when he was a child because of his love for soft drinks. Clifton was recently inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame as a Contributor this year.

 

Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton in Harlem Globetrotters jersey.

Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton in Harlem Globetrotters jersey.

 

Standing 6' 8" tall, "Sweetwater" dominated on the field and on the court.

Standing 6′ 8″ tall, “Sweetwater” dominated on the field and on the court.