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NBA Pioneer and former Celtic Chuck Cooper elected to HOF
« on: April 05, 2019, 07:28:10 PM »

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Basketball pioneer Chuck Cooper, the first African-American drafted in NBA history, will be announced as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Minneapolis, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated.

Cooper was selected to the Hall of Fame by the special direct-elect Early African-American Pioneers Committee.

The former Duquesne University star was drafted by the Boston Celtics 13th overall on April 25, 1950.

Then-Celtics owner Walter Brown famously said he didn't care whether Cooper was "striped, plaid or polka dot," after he was drafted.


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Re: NBA Pioneer and former Celtic Chuck Cooper elected to HOF
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 07:30:34 PM »

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Re: NBA Pioneer and former Celtic Chuck Cooper elected to HOF
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 07:47:38 PM »

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I'd love us to raise his name to the rafters the way we've done with Loscy.

Btw, here's an older poll on whether the C's should retire his number or not.

http://34.196.43.54/index.php?topic=83703.0

 

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