Yessir, though he was not completely deaf (and could use hearing aids, though I'm not sure if he used them in games).
Regardless, I definitely think it would be more than possible for a deaf person to play in the league.
Edit: Decided to Wiki Lance Allred to learn more. How about these alleged remarks from his former college coach (Rick Majerus): "Lance, you've weaseled yourself through life using your hearing as an excuse. You're a disgrace to cripples.If I was a cripple in a wheelchair and saw [the way] you play basketball, I'd shoot myself."
yes. grew up playing with a kid who was deaf. he was the best on the block so i assume yeah bet.
Yea, I'm sure he could be skilled....but I'm wondering if he couldn't play in the nba because he couldnt hear plays called, or teammates talking to him - like calling out screens, or hearing refs whistles, etc.