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