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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 ...

Chuck Cooper, one of the NBA's first Black players | African ...

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On this date in 1926, Chuck Cooper was born. He was an African American basketball player and later a city official. He was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Daniel ...

Earl Lloyd, one of the 1st Black NBA players | African American ...

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He was an African American basketball player, the first Black man to play in a National Basketball Association (NBA) game. ... To become a Professional Athlete.

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death.

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

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Oct 31, 2013 ... He was one of four black players who played in the NBA that season. ... the Celtics' era of dominance, he became the NBA's first black coach. ... After drastic midseason salary cuts, the future of women's pro hockey is in doubt.

Earl Lloyd: Basketball player who was the first black man to play in ...

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Mar 16, 2015 ... The basketball player Earl Lloyd was the first African-American in the NBA with the old Washington Capitols in 1950. He later became the ...

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 ...

Only the Ball Was Brown... | GQ

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May 8, 2012 ... But the only black men playing professional basketball right now are the .... the first black player coming to pro basketball with Jackie Robinson!

Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.'s First Black Player, Dies at 86 - The New York ...

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to appear in an N.B.A. game when ... When Lloyd made his N.B.A. debut, pro basketball was an ...

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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 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 ...

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 ...