According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2020 was composed of 74.2 percent black players, 16.9 percent white players, 2.2 percent Latino players of any race, and 0.4 percent Asian players. There were 6.3 percent of the players classified as “other” races.
Who was the first white player in the NBA?
|College||Weber State (1941–1943) Utah (1943–1944, 1946–1947)|
|NBA draft||1947 / Round: 7 / Pick: 61st overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
What percentage of athletes are black?
25 years later, the percentage of black athletes and team owners has not changed much with Black people accounting for 70% of the NFL players, 81% of the NBA players, and 8% of the MLB players.
Who was the first black Olympic athlete?
John Taylor (athlete)
|John Baxter Taylor Jr.|
|Born||November 3, 1882 Washington, D.C.|
|Died||December 2, 1908 (aged 26) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Known for||First African American to win an Olympic gold medal|
Who is Dominican in the NBA?
Chris Duarte Selected by Indiana Pacers in 2021 NBA Draft
Duarte, 24, is originally from the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States to continue his basketball career at Redemption Christian Academy in New York.