Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star had a story on the basketball used in the first gold game of the Olympics back in 1936. The ball was smuggled out of Nazi Germany by a Canadian basketball player and now his son wants to sell it. On my Missourinet Mornings video, I share some interesting facts about the game and how it was played back then, plus I found one video of a basketball practice at the 1936 games.
The only information I was unable to find is when the auction will take place? The organizer thinks the ball could fetch six figures. You’d have to be a basketball nut to spend that much, but if the auction doesn’t work out, the ball is going back to Canada.