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How basketball brought black people to the game – BBC News

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This week the NBA has been dealing with a scandal after the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, was given a lifetime ban for making racist remarks.

His comments come nearly 65 years after the NBA became racially integrated. But even before that, African-American teams were taking to the court against white opponents.

Known as the “black fives” for the number of starting players, these teams came to define an era.

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