RIP Ossie Schectman: NBA Pioneer, Scored first basket in league history
Always a fun little factoid was having the knowledge that Oscar "Ossie" Schectman of the New York Knickerbockers scored the first basket in NBA history against the Toronto Huskies. Here is the clip of him talking about it and the nice little 3-on-2 that led to it:
Ossie passed away Tuesday July 30, 2013 (yesterday) at the age of 94. I had actually never seen the clip of the first basket (that I remember, at least), until now, just have known the factoid for quite a while. Rest In Peace Ossie, much respect to a pioneer who was there at the beginning of the league so many of us love to follow today.
Pretty stylish first basket for the NBA, I must say. I hadn't seen that before or even heard of Ossie Schectman.
Best. Fastbreak. Ever.