This is the world’s leading collection of vintage African American basketball photographs and self-customizable photo products celebrating the historic Black Fives Era, prior to the racial integration of the N.B.A.
Black Entertainment Television is featuring a selection of photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia from the Black Fives Photo Archive in a new Black History Month promo segment that is airing during February 2011.
People often ask me (i.e., my kids) why I always wear Nike or Converse basketball sneakers, and I explain that it’s because I like to promote the Black Fives brand that those two great companies have represented so well through their licensed Black Fives products. But … those aren’t the only brands I’ve ever worn [...]
Here’s another look at some early “basket ball” pants. These ones are “special.” I mentioned this style before in an earlier post that includes a photo of Howard University’s 1911 varsity basketball team wearing joints similar to these. And you thought the N.B.A. dress code was rough?