Earl Lloyd

"I'm from a time and a place and a people where young kids did what they were told."

~Earl Lloyd

After making it through training camp Lloyd was officially a Washington Capital and officially a professional basketball player. “My wife really put it in perspective, there were eight teams in the NBA when I got there and each team had ten players, so that’s eighty players,” said Lloyd. “So you went into a profession that there were only eighty jobs in the whole world and here you are a little black kid from Alexandria, Virginia born and bread during segregation and one of those jobs belonged to you, you aught to feel good about yourself.”

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