Lucky Glauber
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A friendly and carefree basketball player, Lucky also dabbled in karate. One day his friend Heavy D! invited him to the King of Fighters tournament. He joins the tournament with Brian Battler, Heavy D to form the American Sports Team and to test his fighting ability. Even though they performed miserably, Lucky isn't one to mourn. He keeps enjoying his life far from the fighting arena. Lucky's original concept design was based on "Hakim" from Bruce Lee's martial arts film, Game of Death. Some fans speculate that his design was also inspired by Dunk Dream (or Street Hoop / Street Slam in North America), a sports game for the Neo-Geo.

Along with the rest of the members of the American Sports Team, have a running gag in the history of KOF which involves their invitations being stolen by other participants. For one example, the backstory of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum shows Shermie defeating Lucky and taking his invitation to the tournament. Later in KOF Maximum Impact Regulation A, Mizoguchi also defeats him and takes his invitation.
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The King of Fighters '94

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King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, King of Fighters '94: Rebout, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  June 14th, 2019

Ahh, I miss early 90's fighters... SNK sure knew their stereotypes back then. It was kinda comedic to see a random African American basketball character appear in a fighting game (besides Shaq Fu). Really? The black guy has to fight with basketballs? If he knows Karate, maybe he should've shown up in his Karate uniform. -_- Anyhow, Lucky the lanky BBall player balances out the American sports team at least.

Besides a few unique moves, Lucky is mostly underdeveloped both visually and gameplay-wise. His moveset is pretty boring IMO. It's no surprise SNK didn't bring him back in future KOF installments. At best, Lucky is comic relief... there's something about bouncing a basketball off of someone's head that is kinda fun. In fairness, Lucky adds to the iconic rosters of KOF '94 & KOF '98... he's old school for sure. However, there are obviously a zillion more interesting and engaging fighting game character designs who are more appropriate for the KOF series.

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