Vintage photos from the Black Fives Negro League school today’s NBA fans at the Barclays Center
Hillary Crosley of The Root provided extensive coverage of the recent unveiling of a new installation of vintage African American basketball images, all Brooklyn-related, throughout the concourse of the Barclays Center, home of the NBA Eastern Conference contending Brooklyn Nets.
Here is an excerpt:
In the Barclays Center, six images of black basketball players, both men and women, hang on granite-like canvases on either side of the facility’s main entrance in a winding hall. The photos depict the Smart Set Athletic Club of Brooklyn in 1908, 1909, 1911 and 1912, as well as the New York Girls team in 1910, but only one photo shows a single player, William “Dolly” King. More …