Happy anniversary to an NBA pioneer

Oct. 31 marks the 60th anniversary of Earl Lloyd breaking the NBA color barrier

Updated: October 31, 2010, 10:12 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

You probably haven't heard of Earl Lloyd.

That's a problem if you consider yourself a basketball fan, or a sports fan in general for that matter.

Sunday, Oct. 31 marks the 60th anniversary of Lloyd breaking the NBA's color barrier, chipping in six points and 10 rebounds for the Washington Capitols in a 78-70 loss to the Rochester Royals. The stats of the game are forgettable, sure, but why isn't anybody making a bigger deal in 2010 about the history-making game Lloyd played in ...

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