Q&A Friday #90: Celtics, Backboard, Blah, Blah, Blah

Question: What Boston Celtics player was the first NBA player to shatter a backboard by hanging onto the rim and in what year? Posted by Lord_Locksley

Answer: Like I care about the Celtics. Puhleeze! I’m only enduring them in 2008 out of my disgust with Kobe Bryant. However, this answer was found easily enough, because I didn’t actually know the answer. So, here, amongst other Celtics lovers, is the answer:

The first shattered backboard in pro basketball was destroyed in the Boston Celtics’ debut game in 1946, at Boston Arena (now Matthews Arena). It was smashed by Kevin Connors of the Celtics.

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