Growing up, George was very uncoordinated and was cut from almost every basketball team he tried out for; however, a man named Ray Meyer was the coach of DePaul University and dedicated his training sessions to Mikan (Minsky 15-16). George worked very hard; he even took dance lessons to improve his agility and footwork. He also played one - on - one with shorter but faster players in order to improve his defensive positioning. He also jumped rope, played hours of catch with tennis and medicine balls, and pra... ... middle of paper ... ...arenas, enormous crown support, and plenty of luxuries (Hollander 60-69). Original salaries were microscopic compared to salaries today, especially when compared to other professionals.
James Naismith, born 11/6/1861, in Almonte, Ontario, Canada invented the greatest game of all time. Basketball was invented December 1891 at a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Massachusetts. The game was invented to be an indoor game for students to play during the cold winter months since there were no previous indoor game that could involve a whole class. Basketball started out with only 13 rules that were made by Naismith in 1891 and the rules have continued to grow and change up to present day. The change that had the biggest impact on how basketball is played was the introduction of the three-point line.
Lemaria Anderson 5/12/17 The History Of Basketball: Then and Now Many of us know of the fun game of basketball, the object of the game is to basically run up and down the court and shoot the ball, and block the other team when they try to score. Whichever team has the most points at the end of the game is the winner. According to Bran Faurschou’s article, “ NBA Hoops Online” Basketball was invented in 1891 by, Dr. James Naismith. He was a physical education instructor. Back then the game of basketball was a little bit different, It was the same concept but it was different.
In my opinion, the invention of the hoop and net was a major step in the game of basketball. Due to the free falling ball the game’s tempo increased which allowed the game of basketball to develop even more. In 1893, due to the overzealous spectators interfering with the basketball, the backboard was invented. The first backboard was constructed out of wire mesh, then wood and now it is made out of glass so the backboard does not interfere with the viewing of the game (Lauren S. Bahr, 1995). Around this time, there was no name for this game.
Until this point in time where basketball got its own league, basketball was played in colleges, schools, and for fun. Some of the colleges that used basketball as a school sport was Yale University, Geneva College, Hamline University and so much more universiti... ... middle of paper ... ... all his emotions on the court in high school. He was so talented and did the best he can in basketball that he later Indiana State. He pursued his career in basketball and at age 22 he was drafted by the NBA to the Boston Celtics. His career in basketball didn’t end in 1992 when he left the Boston Celtics.
Sarah Marks Mrs. Patterson English 3 Honors- Period 1 13 March 2014 The History of American Basketball The game of basketball is a highly recognized and widely known sport. Basketball was first heard of in the winter of 1891 when a man by the name of James Naismith was told to instruct a physical education class at the Young Men’s Christian Association in Springfield, Massachusetts. Naismith was instructed to put together a game for young men to enjoy while they were at the YMCA. While trying to come up with a brilliant and fun game for these young men, Naismith reminisced back on his childhood in Canada. He remembered a game his friends and him had played all the time: “Duck on a Rock”, which involved trying to knock a large rock off a boulder by throwing smaller rocks at it.
The purpose of the game was to keep them occupied thru the long harsh winters. The concept of basketball came from an old game called ‘’duck-on-a-rock” (www.kansasheritage.org). Before there were hoops the players used to shoot the ball into a peach basket. The first official game of basketball took place January 20 1892, in the Springfield, Massachusetts Y.M.C.A training school (www.history.com) . Thought the years of basketball Naismith remained supportive to the development of his sport.
Alexis Gonzalez Mrs. Turner Business English 11 October 2017 Girls Basketball Do You know how or what changed women’s sports forever? The sport basketball, gave opportunity and hope to girls all over the world. And this is how it all began… Let’s start with the very beginning on how basketball was created. On a cold winter day in Massachusetts, Dr. James Naismith was working at the YMCA with a bunch of young boys. Boys being boys, he decided to settle them down with making up a new game he created in his head.
There is a growing problem in the NBA, and it is evident in the "Pop Warner" leagues also. Basketball is not the same game it was ten years ago, and ESPN's Sportcenter, the lack of fundamentals, and the influx of teenagers into the professional ranks. "Vince Carter on the baseline… He raises up… Boo-ya, all in Alonzo Mourning's grill!" States an exited Stuart Scott. Every day ESPN gathers the most amazing highlights from the games the night before, and creates a visually appealing collage.
Canadian physician, sports coach and innovator James Naismith from Almonte Ontario, who in 1891 started off a tradition and the sport at YMCA Training School in Massachusetts, which is played all around the world today and has been and is one of the most recognisable sports today; the game of Basketball. He started something that has lasted over a century without even knowing, at first basketball was used as a winter sport. James Naismith invented Basketball because at the time a sport was needed to play indoors over the winter because it was too cold to play football or baseball outside. First started basketball was very much different than the kind of basketball game we are used to today. In 1891 basketball there was no dribbling the ball