Professional teams were hard pressed to fill stadiums immediately after World War II. The Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knickerbockers drew the most fans - 100,000 paid each.The Chicago Staggs tried playing a longer game in hopes that paying customers would figure they were getting more for their money.
Times were hard after the War but jobs was plentiful. The country was rebuilding its roads and building new bridges. Travel from one city to another was mainly by trains and buses.
Johnny Simmons, Forward and Guard - he starred at New York University prior to joining the Basketball Association of America (BAA) A starter for the originial Boston Celtics. Johnny Simmons was a solid rebounder and played all 60 games scheduled in 1946-12947. He scored 318 points, made 120 of 429 field goals attempted for a .280 percentage (above average for this time). John Simmons was a teammate and friend of Chuck Connors, a NBA player who later became the star of television's big-hit western "Rifleman."