Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


How did you do on this week’s trivia question?

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If you answered Earl Lloyd you were correct. Earl Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA in 1950 for the  Washington Capitols, just before black players Sweetwater Clifton and Chuck Cooper played their first games.

Lloyd helped the Syracuse Nationals win the 1955 NBA title, joining teammate Jim Tucker as the first black players to play on a championship team. Lloyd later became the first black assistant coach with the Detroit Pistons in 1968.

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