John Naismith made another team to play from different couLinn, C. (2003). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Springfield, Massachusetts. Architectural Record, 191(1), 140.ntry or different world to join the Olympic sport in 1936. Next person would be Larry J. Bird, he was a man that came from a small town in Indiana where he took his High School basketball team to the State Sectional Championship, then he became a small forward when he played with the Celtics. He shared his 27 Celtics records when he bought 3 more NBA championship to the Celtics in Boston.
Three years later, Naismith contacted A.G. Spalding & Bros. and requested that their factory should produce a new ball specifically for basketball. Factory-produced molded basketballs with consisten... ... middle of paper ... ...personal fouls, and when a team scores the other team gets possesion of the ball. In the season of 1988-89 there was a rule change that changed the number of referees officiating games was increased from two to three. In the 1992-93 season a rule was made that when the basketball hit the rim the 24-second clock would reset. The season of 2004-05 new rules were introduced for hand checking, calling defensive three seconds and clarifying blocking fouls.
Through the first half of the season, Hardaway started at the off guard slot while veteran Scott Skiles started at the point. But by midseason Hill felt Hardaway was ready, and on February 6 Penny became the Magic's starting point guard for the rest of the year. The multitalented rookie had a phenomenal first season, finishing a close second to Webber for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Hardaway played and started in all 82 games, averaging 16.0 points, 6.6 assists and 5.4 rebounds. He also set a club record with 190 steals, and his average of 2.32 steals per game ranked sixth in the NBA.
For Naismith and his new game basketball it was just the beginning. After a year basketball was first played in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1892. After time passed basketball was becoming advanced with new metal hoops also attachments like nets and backboards. It wasn’t the old fruit basket game anymore it got so advanced that in 1946 specifically June 6, 1946 basketball had its own league the BAA (Basketball Association of America) later changed to NBA (National Basketball Association in 1949. Until this point in time where basketball got its own league, basketball was played in colleges, schools, and for fun.
Two years after this the first professional league was formed. “Additions of nets to the rim was made to speed up the game before the addition the ref would have to clime up a ladder and get the ball. Anoth... ... middle of paper ... ... best scoring game (100) and the highest field goal percentage (.727). Wilt is also the only player in the NBA to average more then 48 minutes in a season 48.5 due to overtime games. Basketball today remains very close to James Naismith’s original game.
Jordan was a star in baseball as kid and was never part of varsity basketball team until his junior year. Jordan was inspired to play basketball by his brothers, who were older and would push Jordan to be be... ... middle of paper ... ...that Michael Jordan is considered a legend. He has played in more games than any other basketball player in history and scored more points than any other basketball player. He has helped with many charities, including his own, and he also played a huge role in the movie Space Jam. Michael Jordan will go down as the best basketball player to ever play the game, but he played in many other roles than just a basketball player.
Since the game was new to all the players the final score was 1-0 and was played for a whole 30 minutes with no stopping.Of course being that the sport was getting really popular, other people and organizations had to test the game of basketball out. According to Bran “Most of the YMCA in the Norther Eastern United States, and Southern Canada had facilities to accommodate players.” The first competitive leagues were local, within the larger cities of the east coast. On November 7, 1896 the first professional basketball game was played in Trenton New Jersey between the Trenton YMCA and the Brooklyn YMCA. They played at the Trenton Masonic temple, and they charged admission into the game. “All of the players got paid $15 dollars, Fred Cooper was the only player that got paid $16, by him getting paid $16 dollars, he became the first highest paid player” Bran
The Dream Team Era During the summer of 1992, the NBA took center stage as the world watched the greatest team in sports ever assembled joke, pose, and finally play its way to the gold medal at the summer Olympic games. The team was named the “Dream Team” and it featured eleven of the NBA’s best players. Names like Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Larry Bird headlined the games and the play of Scottie Pippen and “Sir” Charles Barkley stole the show. After only eight games, the world of USA basketball would never be the same. Since 1992 two more teams called themselves the “Dream Team” and two were simply labeled as “Team USA” but one thing is for certain, International basketball has taken a step in the right direction thanks in part to the NBA and its Dream Team era.
Jordan finished his rookie season as one of the top scorers in the league, averaging 28.2 points a game, was named ... ... middle of paper ... ...ry 4, 2002 against his former team, the Chicago Bulls. Unfortunately, Jordan was never able to lead his Wizards into the postseason as a player. He retired for a third and final time after playing his final game on April 16th, 2003. There's no question that Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play the game. He has single-handedly redefined basketball.
During the 1992 Olympics, the American basketball team averaged 117 ¼ points per game (Cottrell 1). This is remarkable, and partly due to the fact that this was the first Olympic games where professional basketball players were allowed to compete. Before this year, numbers like this were unprecedented in the games. Along with putting up with insane numbers, they not only held their opponents to 73 ½ points a game, but beat their competitors by an average of 44 points (“NBA” 1). These are just a few examples of the impact the Dream Team made on international basketball that year.