Earl LloydApril 28Earl Lloyd*On this date we celebrate the birth of Earl Lloyd in 1928. He was an African American basketball player, the first Black man to play in a National Basketball Association (NBA) game.
The first person who played in an NBA game was Earl Lloyd
Earl Lloyd scored 6 points in his first NBA game and had 10 rebounds!
Chuck Cooper was the first to be drafted. Nat "sweetwater" Clifton was the first to sign an NBA contract with a team. Earl Lloyd was the first to play in a game.
first organized basketball game
the Washington capitals hired the first black athlete. his name was Earl Lloyd, and he played his first game october 31. 1950.
The first basketball game was in Springfield,Massachusetts in 1891.
There are three players who claim to be the first African American basketball player in the NBA, each with legitimate reason to claim this. - Chuck Cooper: first African American to be drafted by an NBA team - Nat Clifton: first African American to sign a contract and make the roster with an NBA team - Earl Lloyd: first African American to play in an NBA game
Get your grammar right! It's When WAS the first basketball game organized!!
I believe the first basketball game available for the Xbox 360 was the NBA Basketball 2K6.
Its said that there were about 190 people at the 1st basketball game which was a high school basketball game.
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The first basketball game consisted of two 15-minute halves!
First Black Basketball PlayerThe first black player drafted by an NBA team was Chuck Cooper, picked in the second round of the 1950 draft by the Boston Celtics. In the eighth round of the draft, Washington chose Earl Lloyd of West Virginia State. At about the same time, the New York Knicks signed Nat ``Sweetwater'' Clifton from the Harlem Globetrotters. Lloyd made his debut on Oct. 31, 1950, becoming the first black to play in an NBA game. Cooper made his debut a day later. Clifton, the first to sign a contract, played his first game on Nov. 4, 1950.
Earl Lloyd Lloyd, a forward known for his defense, played collegiately at West Virginia State College, was selected in the ninth-round of the 1950 NBA Draft by theWashington Capitols. On October 31, 1950, Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBA game, against the Rochester Royals.
Earl Lloyd was the first black NBA player in 1950. *Became the first African-American to play in an NBA game on October 31, 1950 *Became the first African-American to win an NBA championship (1955 with Syracuse) *Became first African-American Assistant Coach with Detroit Pistons (1968-70) *Became second African-American head coach and first African-American bench coach with Detroit Pistons (1970-71) Earl Lloyd, who in 1950 became the first African-American to play in a NBA game with the Washington Capitols, was instrumental in integrating professional basketball as a player and coach.
The first professional basketball game ever played was in 1896, in Trenton, New Jersey.
The first women's college basketball game was March 21, 1982 at Smith College.
January 20 1892 was the first game of basketball, the way it is plated today. This game was held in Springfield Massachusetts.
The game of basketball originated in December 1891 and the first official game was on January 20th 1892.
The first game of basketball was played in 1891.
December 21st, 1891 is the first day basketball was played.
The first Olympic Basketball game was held in Springfield,Massachusetts in 1936
Earl Lloyd was the first black ever to play in an NBA game when he took the floor for the Washington Capitols on October 31, 1950 in Rochester, New York. Lloyd was one of three blacks to become NBA players in the 1950 season. The other two were Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, who was signed by the New York Knicks, and Chuck Cooper, who was drafted by the Boston Celtics. Cooper debuted the night after Lloyd. Sweetwater Clifton was the 1st to sign but was actually the 3rd Black to play in the NBA. Chuck Cooper became the first black player to be drafted when he was chosen by Boston; Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton became the first to sign an NBA contract when he signed with New York, and Earl Lloyd became the first to play in an NBA regular-season game because the schedule had his Washington team opening one day before the others.
A soccer ball, according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball#Early_basketball. A soccer ball was used to play the first basketball game.