Sonny Hertzberg, 82 Former New York Knickerbocker

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Sonny Hertzberg, one of several Jewish members of the New York Knickerbockers basketball team of the 1940s, died Monday at age 82.

In 1946, Hertzberg's teammate, Ossie Schectman, scored the first basket in a game in the Basketball Association of America, the precursor to today's NBA.

Hertzberg is a member of the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame and the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

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