Basketball Impact On The World

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Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James. These are all names that are pretty big names the basketball world. They have all helped evolve the game and helped keep it interesting. I, like some of you, have grown up around the game of basketball. We got to watch some of the all-time best NBA players to play in their prime. Basketball is a very popular sport that is played and loved all over the world. Now, let's get into the knowledge of the history, the impact on our world and the game its self. Basketball was invented in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was invented by a man named Dr. James Naismith in 1891. While working at the YMCA International training school, he had to come up with an indoor game that provided "athletic distraction". Naismith…show more content…
It had an African-American influence. It saw them as just another teammate. There were not black or whites, there was just a team vs. Against another team. It showed whites and black as equal. We then started to see more and more of basketball in movies. Weather it was a movie about something totally different but had basketball in it or if the movie was completely about basketball. Basketball influenced African-American views and our popular culture. Basketball also has an impact on our society. It helps bring different people from different cultures together to do something that they all love. They can connect and get to know each other through the game of basketball. It also gives people a chance to connect through fan base or gives them entertainment. A lot of people not only like to play basketball, they like to watch it and most time have…show more content…
More than 300 million people love to drive to the hoop worldwide. People love the competitive part of it. Some games can even just be a pick up game at a park somewhere, but guys still want to win that they will do anything. It is easy because you really don’t need a lot of equipment to work on your game or play. You only need a basketball and a hoop. Anybody can play, whether it’s a 5 on 5 game, 1 on 1, or 3 on 3. whatever it is. People can even just shoot baskets by their selves. Nobody gets excluded from playing as long as they can run and jump. People get interested and very caught up in the game. Most games get competitive. The more competitive the game is, the closer the score usually. That also means that the closer the score is, the more interesting it is for the crowd to
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