Breaking the NBA color barrier
November 26, 2009 5:27 AM Subscribe
posted by drezdn (5 comments total)
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The same year Jackie Robinson started playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Wat Misaka
became the first "person of color" to play in the NBA. Though he only played three games with the New York Knicks. Misaka
helped lead the University of Utah Utes to a NIT title after serving in the US military, stationed in Hiroshima months after the first atomic bomb was dropped.