NBA TV discusses Earl Lloyd's pioneering entrance to the NBA.
Not that long ago, it was a time when African-Americans could not take simple privileges — like staying at certain hotels or eating in certain restaurants — for granted. For Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper, and Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, it was a time to make history.
Lloyd, Cooper, and Clifton entered the National Basketball Association in 1950 and became pioneers for today’s African-American basketball players. Cooper was the first African-American to be drafted by an . . .
May 20, 2022