5 Quotes From Earl Lloyd, The First Black Player In The NBA

February 27, 2015 7:00 PM

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Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to play in the NBA in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He's seen here, center, being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Honors Ring in 2003.

Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player in the NBA nearly 65 years ago, died Thursday at age 86.

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