Earl Francis Lloyd (born April 3, in Alexandria, Virginia) is a retired American basketball player. He was the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, in the NBA season. Three other African Americans played in the same season: Chuck Cooper, Nathaniel Clifton, and Hank DeZonie.
After being the NBA 's first black player, Earl Lloyd became a trail-blazing coach as wel/ Even in 1950, as the NBA's first black player, Earl Lloyd would rather have been known simply as a player. He felt the same way when he was hired as head coach of the Pistons on November 8, 1971, becoming the fourth black in ...
[MASNsports.com] Holliday has raised in excess of $1.5 million for charity with his basketball and softball teams. Along with Holliday, this year's class will include Len Bias, Phil Chenier, Rich Chvotkin, Bob Ferry, Earl Lloyd and Stu Vetter.
[Le Monde] - Un an après, en 1950, la NBA s'ouvre aux joueurs noirs et Earl Lloyd devient le premier joueur afro-américan à intégrer la Ligue. Les joueurs des Harlem Globetrotters sont alors sollicités pour rejoindre la jeune NBA. La plupart répondent favorablement