• This article is about the pioneering African-American NBA basketball player. ... and Earl Lloyd, became the first African American players in the NBA in 1950.

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  • The composition of race and ethnicity in the National Basketball Association ( NBA) has changed ... Chuck Cooper was the first black player drafted in the NBA.

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  • By 1915, African-Americans played basketball in high school physical education ... Some of the first predominantly black universities to form basketball teams ...

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  • Earl Francis Lloyd (April 3, 1928 – February 26, 2015) was an American professional basketball player. He was the first black person to play in the National ...

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  • He was a pioneer as an African-American basketball player, becoming the first to be named NCAA All-American, the first to play on a United States men's ...

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  • The team was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in ... with the Southeastern Conference admitting their first black basketball player in ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • King played collegiately for the Kansas Jayhawks and was the first black starter in Kansas basketball history in 1954. A teammate of Wilt Chamberlain, he scored  ...

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