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First African American Players in the NBA

Picture of a BasketballTrivia Question

Who were the first African American basketball players in the NBA?

Trivia Question Answer

In 1950, Earl Lloyd of the Washington Capitols, Chuck Cooper of the Boston Celtics, and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton of the New York Knicks were the first African American NBA players 4 years after the league’s founding in 1946.