In what year was the backboard first used?
The first backboard was invented in1909.
The dimensions for a rounded basketball backboard in the NCAA is only slightly different than the dimensions for a rounded basketball backboard in the NBA. NCAA regulations allow the basketball backboard to be 4 feet high,Êwhile the NBA requires that the basketball backboard be no more than 3 1/2 feet high.
Before Chuck Connors made his mark as "The Rifleman" on television, he already played a starring role on the basketball court. Before the first home game of the Boston Celtics, Connors makes history: He is the first player to shatter a backboard in the NBA (though it was called the Basketball Association of American until 1949).