Based on the research that I've done Al Cueto of Tulsa University was the first Latino to be drafted by an NBA team, but he would never play in the NBA. He played two seasons in the ABA. The first Latino to play in the NBA is a Puerto Rican named Alfred "Butch" Lee who played for Marquette University.
There was not a first person to play NBA basketball ,ritard, basketball is played in teams.
Well, first they have to get picked by an NBA (National Basketball Association) team. Then they play basketball.
Jason Collins- THe first openly gay male basketball player in the NBA
Mark Aguirre, Detroit Pistons. NBA from 1981-1994. Father born in Mexico.
the first Asian Basketball player was alejandra Luna
there are no women in nba they are in another organization called WNBA( Women National Basketball Association)
The first person who played in an NBA game was Earl Lloyd