Basketball History

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Images of basketball through the years and across the continents.

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All black woman basketball team 1935: Columbus Ohio, taken by Prentice Polk

9 Incredible Images of Black Women’s Basketball Teams in the Early 1900s

Before the integration of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1950, black people who desired to play basketball were all but excluded from the sport. They were not allowed to play on white…

The NBA's only "Skywalker," David Thompson. No one else can have that nickname. Just like no one else in the NBA can be "The Doctor" or wear the number 23.

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UCLA basketball coach John Wooden poses with player Bill Walton in this 1971 photo. Walton won two championships for the Bruins (1972, 1973) with Wooden as his coach. (REUTERS)

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luvand22: “ siphotos:Great player, GREAT COACH “ UCLA basketball coach John Wooden poses with player Bill Walton in this 1971 photo. Walton won two championships for the Bruins (1972, 1973) with...

Billy Cunningham played fiercely, coached intensely, and won frequently. And he made it to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with a career that reads like a how-to book for legends. As a player and then a coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, he was part of two NBA championship teams. Among his numerous career achievements, he was named to the 1966 NBA All-Rookie Team and three All-NBA First Teams. In 1996, he was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

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Candace Cameron Bure is all about health and fitness and she recently showcased her impressive 5-year jump rope journey on social media.

Nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," Paul Arizin  spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. He retired with the third highest career point total (16,266) in NBA history, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History upon its 50th anniversary in 1996.

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Nicknamed "Pitchin' Paul," Paul Arizin spent his entire National Basketball Association career with the Philadelphia Warriors from 1950 to 1962. He retired with the third highest career point total (16,266) in NBA history, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History upon its 50th anniversary in 1996.

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End Zone: Lost era of black basketball history brought to life

Hudson Oliver has never been in a sentence with LeBron James, until now. He never threw down a dunk on SportsCenter or made a Decision before a breathless nation, preferring to keep his considerable talents, and intellect, in New York City.

Two Warrior Hall of Famers:  Paul Arizin (left) and Joe Fulks.

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End Zone: Lost era of black basketball history brought to life

Hudson Oliver has never been in a sentence with LeBron James, until now. He never threw down a dunk on SportsCenter or made a Decision before a breathless nation, preferring to keep his considerable talents, and intellect, in New York City.

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Swarthmore vs. Yale basketball broadside, 1915.

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Wat Misaka at the University of Utah, 1944.  First Asian-American to play in NBA.

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