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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.


The following players also played in the NBA or were drafted without ... The first player to play in the BAA/NBA without any college ...

Jul 30, 2013 ... ... as well as rosters that currently feature 85 international players from 36 .... wow i never knew robin williams scored the first nba basket ever.


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 ...


Feb 27, 2015 ... Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday at 86. West Virginia State, his alma mater, confirmed the death but did not provide ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Oct 31, 2016 ... 22-year-old Earl Lloyd crashed the boards of NBA integration on the night of October 31, 1950 when the Washington Capitols faced the ...


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