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.
The first black man to play in the NBA is Charles Henry Cooper who was known as Chuck Cooper. He played for the Boston Celtics.
Earl Lloyd was first black NBA player, Chuck Cooper was the first black player to be drafted, and Nat Clifton was the first black player to sign a contract with an NBA team.
The first person to dunk in the NBA was the Oklahoma's Bob Kurland in 1945.
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?
yes he was the first nba player to say that he was openly gay he was the first black gay player in the nba
Michael Jordan hehehehehehehhe
Women don't play in the NBA, they play in the WNBA. As for your question, the first black woman to be drafted into the WNBA was Dena Head, who was also the first woman ever to be drafted into the WNBA.
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.
Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics in 1975.
Jackie Robinson was feeling uneasy about the opening day of the world series because he was the first black person to play baseball in the MLB.
The 1950-51 season is when African Americans first played in the NBA. The first African American to be drafted by an NBA team was Chuck Cooper by the Boston Celtics. The first African American to play in an NBA game was Earl Lloyd of the Washington Capitols.
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I think it was Earl Lloyd
Bill Russell was the first black NBA coach.