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Earl Loyd Interview- First African American NBA Player

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Celtics Stuff Live looks back this week to one of the highlights of the show, an interview with Early Lloyd from March 2008.  Earl Lloyd is known as the first black person to play in an NBA game (one of four players to break the barrier in the 1950-1951 season).  Early talks about his upbringing in Virginia, College days at West Virginia State College, and how much the world has changed since his playing days.  One of best quotes from the interview is something that he learned from his parents, "Never dignify ignorance."  We hope you will enjoy this interview as much as we did when we recorded it over 8 years ago.