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Barrier Breakers: Pioneers of the game


Posted Feb 5 2013 2:47PM

Throughout Black History Month, NBA TV and NBA.com are highlighting Barrier Breakers -- important figures in African-American basketball history.

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Video Barrier Breakers: Al Attles
Al Attles' contributions as a player, coach and executive made a huge impact on the Warriors.

Video Barrier Breakers: Ken Hudson
Barrier Breakers talks to Ken Hudson about being one of the NBA's earliest African-American game officials.

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Video Barrier Breakers: Peter Bynoe and Bertram Lee
Barrier Breakers talks about Peter Bynoe and Bertram Lee, the first African-Americans to hold a majority stake in a U.S. pro sports franchise.

Video Barrier Breakers: The impact of Bill Russell
GameTime looks into one of the NBA's greatest champions and
highlights Bill Russell's pioneering impact on the game.

Video Barrier Breakers: Earl Lloyd | Video Roundtable on Earl Lloyd
Earl Lloyd talks about being the first African-American to play in the NBA.

Video Barrier Breakers: Alvin Attles
Barrier Breakers celebrates Alvin Attles, coach of the Warriors for 13 seasons.

Video Barrier Breakers: Legends roundtable
The crew digs deep into the TNT vault for an interview between John Thompson,
Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell and Wayne Embry from 12 years ago.

Video Barrier Breakers: Red Auerbach
Barrier Breakers recognizes Red Auerbach as one of the first coaches
to put five African American players in an NBA game.

Video Barrier Breakers: Lenny Wilkens
Hall of Famer Lenny Wilkens sits down with Vince Cellini to talk about
the challenges he faced growing up and during his NBA career. > Story

Video Barrier Breakers: Robertson and Russell
John Thompson sits down with Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell to talk
about the challenges they faced as they entered professional basketball.

Video Barrier Breakers: Laurel Richie
WNBA President, Laurel Richie, talks about being
the first African-American to head a national sports league.

Video Barrier Breakers: Violet Palmer
Violet Palmer served as a referee in the NBA and WNBA,and was
the first woman to officiate a NBA game. | Story

Video Barrier Breakers: Don Barksdale
GameTime talks about Don Barksdale, the first African-American
selected to the NBA All-Star Game in 1953.

Video Barrier Breaker: Wilt Chamberlain makes history
GameTime takes a look back at Wilt's 100 point game.

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