Black Sports : Black Sports History

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    October 30, 1974

    "The Rumble In The Jungle"


    Foreman vs Ali

     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Truth!




    Like the African Brother said sister cherryblossom, Ali was like a sleeping elephant, you can do anything around a sleeping elephant, anything you want; but when he wakes up, look out, he tramples everything in cite; thats real, for real!.....Osibisa(the flying elephants)

    Thanks for providing the memories my sister friend :toast: ...The Rumble in the Jungle


     
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    You're very welcomed, Brother Clyde.


    Personally, I'm not a boxing fan; but I do acknowledge our people who have excelled in their chosen and God-given athletic fields.
     
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    That's good to hear sister cherryblossom.

     
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    Earl Lloyd, 1st Black to play in a NBA game.

    Earl Lloyd was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame in 2003.


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    Earl Francis Lloyd
    (born April 3, 1928 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA) is a retired American basketball player. He was the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, in the 1950-51 NBA season. Three other African Americans played in the same season: Chuck Cooper, Nathaniel Clifton, and Hank DeZonie.

    Lloyd, a forward known for his defense, played collegiately at West Virginia State College, was selected in the ninth-round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Washington Capitols. On October 31, 1950, Lloyd became the first African-American to play in an NBA game, against the Rochester Royals.

    Lloyd led West Virginia State to two CIAA Conference and Tournament Championships in 1948 and 1949. He was named All-Conference three times (1948-50) and was All-American twice, as named by the Pittsburgh Courier (1949-50). As a senior, he averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game, while leading West Virginia State to a second place finish in the CIAA Conference and Tournament Championship. In 1947-48, West Virginia State was the only undefeated team in the United States.

    Nicknamed "The Big Cat", Lloyd was one of three African-Americans to enter the NBA at the same time. It was only because of the order in which the teams' season openers fell that Lloyd was the first to actually play in a game in the NBA. The date was October 31, 1950, one day ahead of Cooper of the Boston Celtics and four days before Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton of the New York Knicks. Lloyd played in over 560 games in nine seasons, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound forward averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

    Lloyd played in only seven games for the Washington Capitols before the team folded on January 9, 1951. He then went into the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before the Syracuse Nationals picked him up on waivers. He spent six seasons with Syracuse and two with the Detroit Pistons before retiring in 1960.

    Lloyd retired ranked 43rd in career scoring with 4,682 points. His best year was 1955, when he averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds for Syracuse, which beat the Fort Wayne Pistons 4-3 for the NBA title. Lloyd and Jim Tucker were the first African-Americans to play on an NBA championship team.

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    Willie Simms (January 16, 1870, near Augusta, Georgia, United States – February 26, 1927 in Ashbury, New Jersey) was a Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse racing jockey.

    Simms began racing in 1887 and was one of the most successful to use the short stirrup that gave the rider a crouching posture. En route to winning the United States riding title in 1894, Simms won back-to-back Belmont Stakes. The following year he raced in England where he became the first American jockey to win with an American horse in that country.

    Back in the USA, Simms won the 1896 Kentucky Derby in its first time as a 1¼ mile race on Ben Brush. He repeated as the Derby winner in 1898 aboard Plaudit. Before the advent of the term and importance of the U.S. Triple Crown series, Simms went on to take the Preakness Stakes a few weeks later on a different horse, Sly Fox. Nonetheless, he is the only African American jockey to win all of the American Classic Races.

    During a brilliant 14-year career, Willie Simms rode some of the great thoroughbred racehorses of the day such as two-time U.S. Horse of the Year, Henry of Navarre.

    Willie Simms finished his riding career with 1,125 wins and in 1977 was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

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