26/02/2015 The first African American basketball player in the NBA dies at 86
NBA Pioneer Earl Lloyd Dies
Barrier Breaker - Earl Lloyd
Celebrating Black History: Earl Lloyd
Earl F. Lloyd's Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Speech
Earl Lloyd: My First Game
Earl Lloyd was selected in the 9th-round of the 1950 NBA draft by the Washington Capitals. During his NBA career, Lloyd experienced issues with racism, he was refused service multiple times and was spit on by a fan. He died in Crossville, Tennessee.