Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday


How did you do on this week’s trivia question? 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 theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Trivia Thursday”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Earl Lloyd


Ok so you are probably wondering who is Earl Lloyd? He was the first black person to play in the National Basketball Association, in the 1950–51 NBA season. He was the Jackie Robinson of the NBA. Three other African Americans played in the same season: Chuck Cooper, Nathaniel Clifton, and Hank DeZonie. Lloyd, a forwardContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Earl Lloyd”