Knicks’ Ossie Schectman, who scored first points in NBA history, dies

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Oscar B. “Ossie” Schectman — the man credited with scoring the first basket in the first ever NBA game (then called the BAA) — has passed away at the age of 94.

He played a little before my time (1946-47) but the NBA History twitter feed did a nice tribute to him, which we pass along part of.