William "Pop" Gates (August 30, 1917 – December 1, 1999) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Decatur, Alabama and attended high school in New York, New York. After playing college basketball at Clark Atlanta University, he continued his basketball career in New York City with the Harlem Renaissance, for several years beginning in 1938–39. "Seven months before Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Leo Ferris helped usher in a new era of racial integration for professional basketball when he signed William "Pop" Gates, who made his debut for the Blackhawks in October 1946. Gates, along with William "Dolly" King, were the first two African-American players in the NBL. "When Leo Ferris came to me, it was like a godsend," Gates was quoted as saying

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  • William "Pop" Gates (August 30, 1917 – December 1, 1999) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Decatur, Alabama and attended high school in New York, New York. After playing college basketball at Clark Atlanta University, he continued his basketball career in New York City with the Harlem Renaissance, for several years beginning in 1938–39. "Seven months before Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Leo Ferris helped usher in a new era of racial integration for professional basketball when he signed William "Pop" Gates, who made his debut for the Blackhawks in October 1946. Gates, along with William "Dolly" King, were the first two African-American players in the NBL. "When Leo Ferris came to me, it was like a godsend," Gates was quoted as saying in the book, "Pioneers of the Hardwood: Indiana and the Birth of Professional Basketball." "It was a real highlight of my career to be accepted by the NBL as one of only two blacks in the league." He became one of the early black players in the NBL in 1946. Later he played for and coached the Harlem Globetrotters. Gates is one of the few athletes who went directly from a high school championship team (Benjamin Franklin, New York, 1938) to a World Professional Champion (Rens, 1939). Gates was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1989. (en)
  • William P. "Pop" Gates (nacido el 30 de agosto de 1917 en Decatur, Alabama y fallecido el 2 de diciembre de 1999 en Nueva York, Nueva York) fue un jugador y entrenador de baloncesto estadounidense que jugó en la NBL y ABL, además de en equipos de exhibición como los New York Rens y los Harlem Globetrotters, en los que ejerció como jugador-entrenador. Con 1,88 metros de estatura, jugaba en las posiciones de base y alero. (es)
  • Уильям «Поп» Гейтс (англ. William "Pop" Gates; 30 августа 1917, Декейтер, Алабама — 1 декабря 1999, Нью-Йорк, штат Нью-Йорк) — американский профессиональный баскетболист и тренер. * Единственный участник всех десяти Всемирных профессиональных турниров, восьмикратный член их символических сборных, чемпион 1939 и 1943 годов * Чемпион АБЛ (1950) в составе «Скрантон Майнерс» * Один из первых чернокожих игроков в НБЛ в послевоенные годы * Член Баскетбольного Зала славы с 1989 года (ru)
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  • William P. "Pop" Gates (nacido el 30 de agosto de 1917 en Decatur, Alabama y fallecido el 2 de diciembre de 1999 en Nueva York, Nueva York) fue un jugador y entrenador de baloncesto estadounidense que jugó en la NBL y ABL, además de en equipos de exhibición como los New York Rens y los Harlem Globetrotters, en los que ejerció como jugador-entrenador. Con 1,88 metros de estatura, jugaba en las posiciones de base y alero. (es)
  • Уильям «Поп» Гейтс (англ. William "Pop" Gates; 30 августа 1917, Декейтер, Алабама — 1 декабря 1999, Нью-Йорк, штат Нью-Йорк) — американский профессиональный баскетболист и тренер. * Единственный участник всех десяти Всемирных профессиональных турниров, восьмикратный член их символических сборных, чемпион 1939 и 1943 годов * Чемпион АБЛ (1950) в составе «Скрантон Майнерс» * Один из первых чернокожих игроков в НБЛ в послевоенные годы * Член Баскетбольного Зала славы с 1989 года (ru)
  • William "Pop" Gates (August 30, 1917 – December 1, 1999) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Decatur, Alabama and attended high school in New York, New York. After playing college basketball at Clark Atlanta University, he continued his basketball career in New York City with the Harlem Renaissance, for several years beginning in 1938–39. "Seven months before Jackie Robinson made his debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Leo Ferris helped usher in a new era of racial integration for professional basketball when he signed William "Pop" Gates, who made his debut for the Blackhawks in October 1946. Gates, along with William "Dolly" King, were the first two African-American players in the NBL. "When Leo Ferris came to me, it was like a godsend," Gates was quoted as saying (en)
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