Nets players, kids revisit African-American basketball history

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A group of children were accompanied by Nets players as they toured the Barclays Center to view photos of historical black basketball pioneers.

Brooklyn Nets players D'angelo Russell, Spencer Dinwiddie and Jarrett Allen teamed up with the kids from the Salvation Army.

"The Black Fives" portraits showcase the African-American pioneers who paved the way for basketball to become the sport it is today.

The pictures around the Barclays Center feature black basketball figures and moments from the early 1900s before the game was integrated.

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