Wat Misaka

  • Born: December 21, 1923
  • Died: November 20, 2019
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Wat Misaka

First person of color to play in the NBA

Wataru "Wat" Misaka was a Japanese-American basketball player who joined the New York Knicks in 1947, becoming the first nonwhite player in modern professional basketball. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.