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La Salle's Moore never saw himself as a pioneer

Updated: February 29, 2008, 11:28 AM ET
By Donald Hunt | Special to ESPN.com

Jackie Moore never considered himself a trailblazer for African-American basketball players. Moore just wanted to play. However, he was one of the players who opened the doors for many blacks.

Moore was the first black athlete to play for La Salle University and the NBA's Philadelphia Warriors. He played for the Explorers from 1951-54. He was a member of the Warriors from 1955-57. Today, Moore, 74, is retired and lives in Charlotte, N.C.

"You know, the strange thing ...

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