Benjamin "Ossie" Schectman, a #Knick who is credited with scoring the 1st basket in the NBA in 1946, has died, the team announced. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 30, 2013Or not exactly. (Facts? Ha. No one is to be trusted.)
[T]he historic bucket [...] might not have come in an NBA game, per se — Schectman's New York Knicks were playing (and would beat) the Toronto Huskies in the inaugural game of the Basketball Association of America, which would become the NBA in 1949 after absorbing the National Basketball LeagueVery inclusive to beat Canadians in the opener.