Bijan C Bayne is a cultural critic, and author of "Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball" and "Martha's Vineyard Basketball: How A Resort League Defied Notions Of Race And Class'
The Cuban star thrived in the Negro Leagues and has been enshrined in five national halls of fame
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