NBA Remembers Alumnus Who Scored Historic First Basket

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The National Basketball Association celebrated the 75th anniversary of its inaugural game on November 1, 1946, when New York Knicks point guard Ossie Schectman ’41 scored the first points in league history. Schectman is a member of the Long Island University Athletics Hall of Fame and helped lead LIU to national championships in 1939 and 1941.