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.
Of course he's Hispanic. He was the first Hispanic to ever play baseball.
Mark Aguirre, Detroit Pistons. NBA from 1981-1994. Father born in Mexico.
Earl Lloyd was the first african american to play in the NBA
There were many "First" people to play, i can tell you the first MVP... Bob Pettit in 1956
There was not a first person to play NBA basketball ,ritard, basketball is played in teams.
About 1 percent
Ignacio "Dirty" Sanchez