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Chuck Cooper (basketball) - Wikipedia

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Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper (September 29, 1926 – February 5, 1984) was an American professional basketball player. He and two others, Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton and Earl Ll...

NBA.com: NBA's Color Line Is Broken

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Clifton was the first black player to sign an NBA contract. The NBA went from an unwieldy 17-team league to a more manageable 11 teams in two divisions, with ...

Six Who Paved the Way | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ... - NBA.com

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Harry Lew – First Black Player in Professional Basketball. Harry “Bucky” Lew was the first recorded African-American to sign a professional basketball contract.

Earl Lloyd, First Black to Play in NBA, Dies at 86 | Al Jazeera America

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Earl Lloyd, first African-American to play in NBA, dies at 86 ... The professional teams worried if they started signing star players away from the ...

Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA - Oct 31, 1950 ...

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On October 31, 1950, 21-year-old Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play in an NBA game when he takes the court in the season opener for the ...

63 Years Ago Today, Earl Lloyd Became The First Black Player In ...

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Oct 31, 2013 ... 63 Years Ago Today, Earl Lloyd Became The First Black Player In The NBA. CREDIT: AP. By Travis Waldron. The biggest names on the list of ...

Black women are changing pro basketball | African American Registry

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The game of basketball had been created in 1891 and Black men entered the ranks of professional players (the NBA) in the 1950s. During the first half of the ...

Chuck Cooper and the Little-Known History of the NBA's First Black ...

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Apr 3, 2015 ... Cooper played only six seasons in the NBA, averaging 6.6 points and ... Chuck Cooper was the first African-American player selected in an NBA Draft. .... Pro Skatebaorder Manny Santiago is Obsessed With His "Side Chick".

NBA Legend Bill Russell Became First Black Coach In Pro Sports 46 ...

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Surly Celtics Coach Red Auerbach, who also broke racial barriers in drafting the first Black NBA player in Chuck Cooper in 1950 and introducing an all-Black ...

Throwback Thursday: The first African American in the Basketball ...

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Feb 5, 2015 ... “Drafting of the first Negro players in the league was a well-kept secret,” ... an all- black professional basketball team started by Bob Douglass.