Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to play in the NBA in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He's seen here (center) being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Honors Ring in 2003. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov

Phoenix Suns forward Marcus Morris, left, congratulates his twin brother, Markieff, after he scored against the Sacramento Kings during the fourth quarter of a game on April 16, 2014. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Friday, DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings reminded sports journalist Clay Travis that his five-year guarantee — that Cousins would be arrested — had expired. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Antoine Walker took a lot of 3-point shots during his NBA career, despite hitting them at a subpar rate. He also went bankrupt two years after retiring, despite collecting $110 million in salary during his playing career. Jim Bourg/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

itoggle caption Jim Bourg/Reuters/Corbis

Philadelphia 76ers forward JaKarr Sampson congratulates guard K.J. McDaniels during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hannah Foslien/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Hannah Foslien/AP

The Los Angeles Lakers sport "Los Lakers" jerseys each March, for "Noche Latina" games. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

This sample image from Second Spectrum shows the company's data visualizations for the NBA. They crunch game data — past and present — to show live statistics and information during games. Courtesy of Second Spectrum hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of Second Spectrum

Charlotte Hornets guard Muggsy Bogues (works his way around New York Knicks guard Chris Childs in the first half of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs on April 24, 1997. Bill Kostroun/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Bill Kostroun/AP

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has taken indefinite leave from the team for making racially charged comments about Luol Deng when the team pursued the free agent this year. David Goldman/AP hide caption

itoggle caption David Goldman/AP

Commentator Frank Deford says part of why we can't do away with college sports is history. Football and basketball have always been tied to college. AP hide caption

itoggle caption AP

This summer, Natalie Nakase became the first female assistant coach in NBA history. Jack Arent/NBA Photos hide caption

itoggle caption Jack Arent/NBA Photos

LeBron James and the Miami Heat couldn't handle the heat in San Antonio, as Tim Duncan and the Spurs took the first game of the 2014 NBA Finals. The air conditioning in the Spurs arena didn't work during the game. Chris Covatta/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Chris Covatta/Getty Images

Shelly Sterling (top right), wife of embattled L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, watches Friday's Game 3 of the Clippers playoff series. The NBA says that if Donald Sterling is forced out, his wife cannot keep the team, either. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

L.A. Clippers forward Blake Griffin shoots in the lane during his team's win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 Saturday night. The Clippers won 126-121. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Mark J. Terrill/AP