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Remembering Earl Lloyd – An Alexandrian Who Broke the NBA’s Color Barrier

Earl Lloyd

ICYMI, Earl Lloyd, a prominent African American from Alexandria, Virginia died yesterday. He was the first African-American to play in the NBA.

Known as “the Big Cat,” the 6’5″ forward made his league debut in October 1950, playing for the Washington Capitals. During his legendary career, Lloyd averaged 8.4 points during 560 regular-season NBA games.

Here, the Inside the NBA team takes a look back at Earl Lloyd. Click the image above to play the video.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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