Who was the first NBA team to sign a black player?

Who was the first black player to sign an NBA contract?

Three years later in 1950 my dad signed Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, the first Black player sign a contract with an NBA team. In the draft a week later, Chuck Cooper became the first Black player drafted shortly before Earl Lloyd, who by the fate of the calendar, became the first Black player to play in the NBA.

Who was the first non white NBA player?

Misaka made history 61 years ago when he broke an ethnic barrier in the Basketball Association of America, a precursor to the NBA, when the league was all-white. The Knicks took him in the first round of the 1947 draft and was still three years away from the debut of the first black players.

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