All | # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There is currently 1 terms in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Isaacs “Boy Wonder” John (1915-2009)
With the Rens (New York Renaissance basketball team, the first fully all-black professional black-owned basketball team), Isaacs led the team to season records of 122-19, 121-19, and 127-15. They won the first World Professional Basketball Tournament, held in 1939 at Chicago Stadium and sponsored by the Chicago Herald American, with the team making it to the finals by beating the Harlem Globetrotters of Chicago 27–23, to face the Oshkosh All-Stars, who lost to the Rens 34–25 in the tournament final.