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The First Basket

While you may not associate Jews with basketball skills, it might surprise you to discover that the very first basket in professional basketball was sunk not by a 6’5" phenom but by a Jewish kid. That mythical basket, as well … Read More

By / June 16, 2009

While you may not associate Jews with basketball skills, it might surprise you to discover that the very first basket in professional basketball was sunk not by a 6’5" phenom but by a Jewish kid. That mythical basket, as well as the story of Jews and their connection to the sport of basketball, is told in the new documentary The First Basket. Here are a couple of clips. See if you can spot Friend of Jewcy and Yeshiva University professor Jeffrey Gurock.

 

 

 

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