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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 Lloyd, became the first African-American players in the NBA in 1950.

Jul 30, 2013 ... ... Toronto Huskies, Ossie Schectman of the Knicks scored the first... ... as well as rosters that currently feature 85 international players from 36 ...


also the site of the league's very first game on Nov. 1, 1946, with the ... The fact of the matter was that the players did not and could not jump very well. Nor was ...


While the era of Jewish professional basketball players has passed, the story of these sports pioneers illustrates how the American 20th Century was shaped by ...


The first NBA player was Charles Henry (September 29, 1926 — February 5, 1984).


"Dr. J". Julius Erving had a deal with Converse to make his own shoe line. Unfortunately, Converse apparently still owe him a significant sum of ...


On this day in History, Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA on Oct 31, 1950. Learn more about what happened today on History.


Dec 7, 2016 ... Satnam Singh became the NBA's first player born in India when he was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2015 NBA ...


Jun 24, 2015 ... There have been 41 high school draftees in the NBA Draft who have gone to play in the Association. Three draftees were selected first overall; ...


Feb 13, 2016 ... To celebrate the first-ever All-Star Weekend in Toronto, here are our picks for the best Canadian basketball players in NBA history.