Basketball: The Evolution And Evolution Of Basketball

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Basketball is a popular sport that millions of people play around the world but does everyone know how basketball started and how it evolved throughout history? “Many people do not know that basketball was around since the early 1890s. In 1891, James Naismith, a Canadian-American sports teacher invented this simple sport”( Certainly the rules and the style of play wasn’t similar as today’s game. When it was first played in the early ages, there were more carrying the ball and tackling other players in order to get the ball.
There were a total of thirteen rules that James Naismith created that still most of the rules are still in place in today’s basketball game. The other rule that it is not used as of today are such example
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Also that range can all play in the same time in the court which made it extremely difficult to play. It finally did change to having only 10 players in the court. At first when a game was played indoor during the winter, if the ball would go out of bounds then it will result in many men diving in order to retain the ball in their possession. This would result in many injuries and the rule would be changed after having so many problems. “When the ball goes out of bounds, it shall be thrown into the field of play by the person first touching…show more content…
In the beginning, there were originally six teams that was formed in the professional league. This would later change and have the National Basketball Association form in 1946. The team that was popular to many people back in the early stages of the formation of the NBA was the Boston Celtics and they wanted to immediately sign players. In 1950, Earl Lloyd would be the first African American to play in the NBA. “Mr. Lloyd was the first of the three to play in a game, when the Capitols opened the season on Oct. 31, 1950, in Rochester, N.Y., against the Rochester Royals”( The first African American women did not play until 1985 since there wasn’t a professinal league until the 80s and 90s hit. “In 1985, Lynette Woodard became the first woman to play for the Globetrotters”( Although there were other leagues that women play back in the early ages of the 1900s but professionally Lynette Woodard would be the first African American to play in a professional league. We can all look back and see that Earl Lloyd and Lynette Woodard showed history in it’s making that he is one of the reason on showing people that discrimination in race doesn’t matter in
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