This Day in Jewish History 1946: Ossie Scores the First NBA Basket

And decades later, the Jewish player's achievement would finally be noted: he himself never made a fuss about it.

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On November 1, 1946, the NBA’s first basket was scored when Ossie Schectman of the New York Knickerbockers sank a layup, in a game against the Toronto Huskies. The Knicks went on to win the game, by a score of...