Tuesday, January 6, 2009


WIth the start of the new year. I'm going to try and update this more often with my personal twist on BASKETBALL FACTS.


In preparation for the presidential innoguration on January 20th, I thought it would be fitting to talk about Chuck Cooper.
Chuck Cooper was the first black player to enter the NBA.in 1950. That was 3 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball.

Cooper who went to school at Duquense signed with the Boston Celtics. A few weeks after appearing in a Celtic uniform Sweetwater Clifton (what happened to cool nicknames like that?) who was playing for the Harlem Globetrotters (pre-circus years), was signed by the NY Knicks.