Earl Lloyd becomes the 1st black player in the NBA

Earl Lloyd becomes the 1st black player in the NBA

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Earl Lloyd was the 1st black person to play in an NBA game. It was a game between the Washington Capitols and the Rochester Royals. Three more African Americans played in the same season. Lloyd experienced some issues with racism, he was refused service multiple times and was spit on by a fan.

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