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In 1923, Robert “Bob” Douglas formed and managed the first black professional basketball team , the New York Renaissance, also known as, The ‘Rens’. Douglas’s worked out a deal where his team could use the Renaissance Ballroom as their home gym. Once their home court was secured , Douglas was able to form his roster and the team was up and running . For the next 25 years , the “Rens” made their presence felt in the basketball world, winning championship after championship in the Colored basketball leagues, and also collecting wins against against the White national Basketball league . In 1939, the Rens won the inaugural World Championship of Professional Basketball . Because of their dominance on the court and their trailblazing efforts, the team was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, along with a few individual inductees from the original team . In honor of Black history month, Next Level basketball would like to salute the New York Renaissance , aka the ‘Rens’.

In 1923, Robert “Bob” Douglas formed and managed the first black professional basketball team , the New York Renaissance, also known as, The ‘Rens’. Douglas’s worked out a deal where his team could use the Renaissance Ballroom as their home gym. Once their home court was secured , Douglas was able to form his roster and the team was up and running . For the next 25 years , the “Rens” made their presence felt in the basketball world, winning championship after championship in the Colored basketball leagues, and also collecting wins against against the White national Basketball league . In 1939, the Rens won the inaugural World Championship of Professional Basketball . Because of their dominance on the court and their trailblazing efforts, the team was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, along with a few individual inductees from the original team . In honor of Black history month, Next Level basketball would like to salute the New York Renaissance , aka the ‘Rens’.

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