Nathaniel "Nat" Clifton
Known to be one of the first African-Americans to play in the NBA, Nathaniel Clifton joined the New York Rens which was a all-black professional basketball team. During his stint with the Harlem Globetrotters, he showcased his exceptional ball-handling skills which helped to lead him to a NBA contract. Clifton became the second African-American player to sign a NBA contract and debuted days later Cearl Llyod debuted to mark the first African American player to play for an NBA team.
BornOctober 13, 1922 Little Rock, AR
DiedAugust 31, 1990
Professional CareerDetroit Pistons New York Knicks Harlem Globetrotters New York Rens Chicago Majors
TO SIGN AN NBA CONTRACT
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