Latest ReviewIf you don’t know who Chuck Cooper was — shame on you. If you want to know what courage, discipline and perseverance is — read this book. Chuck Cooper will instantly become one of your greatest heroes. It is simply incredible what this man went through and how he overcame so many obstacles. Chuck is the Jackie Robinson of the NBA, drafted as the first African American into the NBA in 1950 by the Boston Celtics. You may think you know what he probably went through as a black man during this time in history — especially in a sport that was dominated by white players. But Chuck was a man of many firsts. I won’t spoil the storyline, but Chuck is a true legend and hero. Once you read this book, you will find yourself telling others to do so as well. Who knew a young African American out of Duquesne University would have such an impact on sports and the world.