Who was the first NBA player to shatter the glass backboard?
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    Who was the first NBA player to shatter the glass backboard?

    I was thinking Dawkins, or maybe Wilt......but nooooooooooo, give up? It was Chuck Conners, yes the Rifleman, the actor, Chuck Connors. "He was the first NBA player to shatter a backboard, he did it while playing for the Boston Celtics in 1946".

    We were watching one of his movies at work last night and the topic of Chuck came up, so i did a "IMDB" on him and found out how athletic he really was. MLB, NFL and NBA, pretty impressive. But being the first cat to shatter the backboard was a big surprise. I really thought it was D. Dawkins.

    He was also the very likely the only guest commentator on Monday Night Baseball to use the F- word, lol.

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    Chuck Connors
    College: Seton Hall
    Height: 6'7"
    Born: 4/10/1921, Died: 11/10/1992
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    Career Averages
    REBOUNDS
    YRGMPGFGMFGAPctFTMFTAPct3PM3PAPctOffDefTotAstStlBlkTOPFPts
    46-47490.01.97.8.2470.81.7.4640.00.0----0.00.00.00.80.000.000.02.64.6
    47-4840.01.33.3.3850.50.8.6670.00.0----0.00.00.00.30.000.000.01.33.0
    Totals530.01.97.4.2520.81.6.4710.00.0----0.00.00.00.80.000.000.02.54.5

    Career Totals

    REBOUNDS
    YRGMinFGMFGAPctFTMFTAPct3PM3PAPctOffDefTotAstStlBlkTOPF(Dq)Pts
    46-4749094380.2473984.46400----00040000129(0)227
    47-4840513.38523.66700----00010005(0)12
    Totals53099393.2524187.47100----00041000134(0)239



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    Darkgreen 0311

    Yeah i knew that Doc one of my friends told me that a while ago. I guess he wasn't just good with a rifle.......LoL







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    It also says Chuck Person was named after him....JB, not sure about the rifle but it seems he could aim a tank and also ski, lol.

    "Leaving Seton Hall after two years, on October 20, 1942 he joined the Army, officially listing his occupation as a ski instructor. After enlistment in the infantry at Fort Knox, he later served mostly as a tank-warfare instructor at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and then finally at West Point. Following his discharge early in 1946."


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    Darkgreen 0311

    Yeah, Doc one of my boys told me about year ago the Chuck Connors was the first person ever to shatter a back board. I knew he'd played basketball and was good also in baseball. A well rounded athlete pretty goodactor also.









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    Cool info. I watched Darrel "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins do it in the Spectrum in Philly in the early 80. I think he did it one more time before that in Atlanta.

    Yeah, Conners was also a pretty good baseball player too. I think he played in the Dodgers organization.

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    Finger


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finger
    Cool info. I watched Darrel "Chocolate Thunder" Dawkins do it in the Spectrum in Philly in the early 80. I think he did it one more time before that in Atlanta.

    Yeah, Conners was also a pretty good baseball player too. I think he played in the Dodgers organization.

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    Finger
    Yea Jim, I thought it was Chocolate Thunder that did it first and lets not forget Chuck Connors was also drafted by the Chicago Bears, but never suited-up for the team.....thats pretty cool, even being drafted by the NFL, MLB and NBA. I'm thinking not many can claim that.

    Mike, leave it to you to come up with pics in a flash, you're unreal brother, lol.


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