Thursday, November 5, 2009

On This Date

In 1946, Chuck Connors became the first player in NBA history to shatter a backboard. From the NBA's This Date in History page...
November 5, 1946
Chuck Connors of the Boston Celtics shattered the first backboard in NBA history during the warm-up before a Celtics game. Connors went on to shatter desperadoes in the television show “The Rifleman.”

But he also played baseball...
And he was an actor...

I wouldn't mess with him whatever his profession.


  1. 5 days from now marks the 17th anniversary of his death.