"The one thing, my father shared with me that sticks out most is this: Initially they didn’t even want black players to score. Imagine stifling the talents the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Le Bron James or even Magic in his heyday. This was common in the NBA’s early history. Black players, regardless of how talented, weren’t even allowed to put the ball in the basket. They were just “on the team” for little more than appearance, relegated to passing and rebounding. And, even within these confines, most of them earned honors."