The FIRST to DUNK in an Organized Game ~ Joe Fortenberry

*The FIRST player to DUNK in ORGANIZED Game* After he played in the Olympics, Fortenberry played five seasons with the Phillips 66ers, the perennial power in the AAU basketball league, the premier basketball league in the United States before the NBA. He played from the 1936–1937 season through the 1940–1941 season, winning an AAU national championship in 1940. He is credited with being one of the first to slam dunk the basketball; this appeared in a New York Times article by Pulitzer Prize winning sports reporter, Arthur Daley, in 1936. He could still dunk when he was 55 years old, according to his son.#firstboof#firstdunk#dunkshot