Black History Month has always highlighted exemplary figures in the African-American community. Celebrating icons, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jackie Robinson, Booker T. Washington, and countless others, African Americans walk with a sense of pride honoring those heroes who paved the way for future generations. In the basketball world, the historic Black Fives, named for the five starting players, broke ground for our current day icons, jump-starting careers for African-American players yearning for an opportunity to showcase their athletic prowess in the NBA.