Barrier Breakers: Pioneers of the game

Aug 23, 2017 3:14 PM ET

Violet Palmer was the first woman to officiate an NBA game.
Throughout Black History Month, NBA TV and NBA.com highlight Barrier Breakers -- important figures in African-American basketball history. Barrier Breakers: Adonal Foyle
The former NBA big man is empowering the youth of his native home of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Barrier Breakers: Brad Daugherty
The former Cavaliers big man has a passion for NASCAR that runs deep.
Barrier Breakers: John Amaechi
John Amaechi's path from England to his coming out as a gay man is an inspiration. Barrier Breakers: Al Attles
Al Attles' contributions as a player, coach and executive made a huge impact on the Warriors. Barrier Breakers: Ken Hudson
Barrier Breakers talks to Ken Hudson about being one of the NBA's earliest African-American game officials. 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. 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. Barrier Breakers: Earl Lloyd | Roundtable on Earl Lloyd
Earl Lloyd talks about being the first African-American to play in the NBA. Barrier Breakers: Alvin Attles
Barrier Breakers celebrates Alvin Attles, coach of the Warriors for 13 seasons. 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. 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. 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 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. Barrier Breakers: Laurel Richie
WNBA President, Laurel Richie, talks about being the first African-American to head a national sports league. 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 Barrier Breakers: Don Barksdale
GameTime talks about Don Barksdale, the first African-American selected to the NBA All-Star Game in 1953. Barrier Breaker: Wilt Chamberlain makes history
GameTime takes a look back at Wilt's 100 point game.

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