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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ossie_Schectman

Oscar Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman (March 30, 1919 – July 30, 2013) was an American professional basketball player. He is credited with having scored the first basket in the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which would later become the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... America (BAA), Schectman made the first basket when the Knicks played the ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Cooper_(basketball)

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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wataru_Misaka

Wataru "Wat" Misaka is an American retired professional basketball player. A 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) point guard of Japanese descent, he was the first non-white player and the first player of Asian descent to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), ...

www.ask.com/youtube?q=Who+Was+the+First+NBA+Player%3F&v=AgkCrYZBT34
Jul 30, 2013 ... On November 1, 1947, during the inaugural game played between the New York Knickerbockers and Toronto Huskies, Ossie Schectman of the ...

www.nba.com/history/season/19501951.html

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 ...

www.nba.com/history/firstgame_feature.html

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 ...

www.thefirstbasket.com/story.html

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 ...

www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/today-history-earl-lloyd-became-first-black-nba-player-n674881

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 ...

www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/campus-corner/article328546/Bob-Kurland-credited-as-first-player-to-dunk-in-a-basketball-game-dies-at-88.html

Sep 30, 2013 ... Bob Kurland never thought the dunk was anything more than a high-percentage shot. In the 1940s, dunks weren't a big part of basketball.