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.