• This article is about the pioneering African-American NBA basketball player. ... Cooper was also the first African-American to be drafted by an NBA team, as the  ...

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  • Chuck Cooper was the first black player drafted in the NBA. ... Hall of Fame player and Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird, who is white ...

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  • In 1948, he was the first African-American on the U.S. Olympic basketball team. ... He wasn't interested in protest; he was interested in playing basketball.

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  • Clem Haskins and Dwight Smith became the first black athletes to integrate the ... African-American basketball players · History of college basketball in the ...

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  • He then went to Indiana University, where he played for head coach Branch McCracken. Garrett was the first African-American to play on the IU basketball team ...

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  • He was the first African American varsity athlete to play under an athletic ... to overcome hatred as Southeastern Conference's first black basketball player".

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  • Earl Francis Lloyd (born April 3, 1928) is a retired American basketball player. He was the first African American to play in the National Basketball Association, ...

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  • Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ... was the first African American player to achieve superstar status in the NBA.

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  • In the end, his Texas Western Miners team comprises seven black and five white ... who portrayed African-American college basketball player Harry Flournoy. .... scholarship offers before Tom Payne in 1969 became UK's first black player.

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  • A 7-foot, 2-inch center, Payne played with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA during the ... He was also the first African American ever to play basketball for the ...

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