They cleared the lane : the NBA's Black pioneers / Ron Thomas.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Today, black players compose more than eighty percent of the National Basketball Association's rosters, providing a strong and valued contribution to professional basketball. In the first half of the twentieth century, however, pro basketball was tainted by racism, as gifted African Americans were denied the opportunity to display their talents. Through in-depth interviews with players, their families, coaches, teammates, and league officials, Ron Thomas tells the largely untold story of what basketball was really like for the first black NBA players, including recent Hall of Fame inductee Earl Lloyd, early superstars such as Maurice Stokes and Bill Russell, and the league's first black coaches. They Cleared the Lane is both informative and entertaining, full of anecdotes and little-known history. Not all the stories have happy endings, but this unfortunate truth only emphasizes how much we have gained from the accomplishments of these pioneer athletes.--Publisher's description.
    • Content Notes:
      One step at a time -- Jackie's legacy -- Just a dab of color -- A taste of Sweetwater -- "No" to the Trotters, "yes" to the NBA -- Frustrated pioneer -- Moon fixer rises -- West Virginia state spawned the pioneers -- The gentlest giant -- Barksdale, a man of many firsts -- Barksdale's long haul to the all-star game -- Teammates' jealousy kills Cleo Hill's career -- Eastern league provides haven for NBA rejects -- John McLendon, Naismith's protégé -- The coming of the superstars -- Black coaches extend integration beyond the sidelines -- Today's NBA.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-262) and index.
    • Other Titles:
      NBA's Black pioneers.
    • ISBN:
      0803244371 (cloth : alk. paper)
      9780803244375 (cloth : alk. paper)
    • Accession Number:
      2001052234
    • Accession Number:
      ocm48074285
      48074285
    • Accession Number:
      fay.307710
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      THOMAS, R. They cleared the lane : the NBA’s Black pioneers. [s.l.] : University of Nebraska Press, 2002. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 22 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Thomas R. They Cleared the Lane : The NBA’s Black Pioneers. University of Nebraska Press; 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710. Accessed August 22, 2019.
    • APA:
      Thomas, R. (2002). They cleared the lane : the NBA’s Black pioneers. University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Thomas, Ron. 2002. They Cleared the Lane : The NBA’s Black Pioneers. University of Nebraska Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710.
    • Harvard:
      Thomas, R. (2002) They cleared the lane : the NBA’s Black pioneers. University of Nebraska Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710 (Accessed: 22 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Thomas, R 2002, They cleared the lane : the NBA’s Black pioneers, University of Nebraska Press, viewed 22 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Thomas, Ron. They Cleared the Lane : The NBA’s Black Pioneers. University of Nebraska Press, 2002. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Thomas, Ron. They Cleared the Lane : The NBA’s Black Pioneers. University of Nebraska Press, 2002. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Thomas R. They cleared the lane : the NBA’s Black pioneers [Internet]. University of Nebraska Press; 2002 [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.307710