Dee Brown is a former professional basketball player from both the NBA and Europe.
Motivational Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Strategist
Senior college basketball journalist for ESPN, Analyst on College GameNight
In 1950, Earl Lloyd was the first African-American to play in the NBA.
While this fact has never been confirmed, David Thompson's athletic abilities were certainly anything but normal.
As a basketball player Calvin Murphy had these skills: speed, quickness, great hands, ball handling skills, great leaping ability and the shooting eye of an eagle.
Dan Issel initially didn't seem to have the physical abilities required for stardom in the NBA.
Alex English was the NBA's most prolific scorer during the 1980s and retired as the seventh-leading scorer with 25, 613 points.
Darryl Dawkins was one of two players to go straight from high school to the NBA, drafted fifth overall out of Maynard Evans High School by the Sixers in the 1975 NBA Draft.