Japanese-American player Wat Misaka played for the NBA's (or BAA as it was known at the time) Minneapolis (now Los Angeles) Lakers in 1947.
The first African-American player to be drafted in to the NBA was Chuck Cooper in 1950 by the Boston Celtics.
The first African-American to sign an NBA contract was Nathaniel "Sweetwater" Clifton in 1950 with the New York Knicks.
The African American to play in an NBA game was Earl Lloyd of the Washington Capitols on October 31, 1950.
The first person to dunk in the NBA was the Oklahoma's Bob Kurland in 1945.
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The first person who played in an NBA game was Earl Lloyd
There was not a first person to play NBA basketball ,ritard, basketball is played in teams.
Bob Petit was the first person in the NBA to score 20000 points.
Elon Genet was How can their have been a "first person to play in the NBA"? Wouldn't they need at least nine others starting at the exact same instant?
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