First Basket In NBA History, Oh How Things Have Changed [Video]
Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman passed away today at the age of 94. Who is Ossie Schectman? He scored the first ever basket in the history of the NBA. A video of the basket is below. Oh how the game has changed…though Madison Square Garden looks the same.
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Schectman was a member of the Knicks, who defeated the Toronto Huskies in the inaugural game of the Basketball Association of America (eventually known as the NBA).
Rest in peace Ossie. Thank you for the first NBA first break and basket.