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Filmmakers Spike Lee and Ken Burns are duking it out over who’ll make the biopic of baseball star Jackie Robinson, but Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA, has gone largely unheralded. A recent Sports Illustrated profile brought Lloyd’s history to the general public, though the schoolchildren he now works with in the Detroit Public Schools know his stats well: He’s a ’54-55 NBA Champion, former coach of the Detroit Pistons, and member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Lloyd, an Alexandria native, is the guest of honor when the Alexandria Black History Resource Center opens “An African-American Family Album: The Photographs of Eldrich W. Murphy,” an exhibit slated to run through April 8. The festivities are from 2-4 p.m. at the Alexandria Black History Resource Center, 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. FREE. (703) 838-4356. (Chip Porter)