The Game of Basketball

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The Game of Basketball Many sports were invented to pass time. Basketball, the game, was one of the greatest to ever be invented. Basketball is truly an American game. It is competitive and fun. This winter indoor game has become a very popular sport among all ages. Dr. James A. Naismith was born in Canada but invented the game of basketball in the United States. He invented basketball by using a rectangular backboard that is 6feet wide and 4feet high. The court includes a free throw line that is 12feet long. A regulated court should be around 94feet long and 50feet wide. For all pro, college, and high school games the goal must at least be up 10feet high. To decide who gets to get the ball first, each team must have one player jump ball, and who ever gets control of it has to be offense. A person should jump ball at the center circle or half court. The basketball itself should be 30inches around the middle and weigh between 20 and 22ounces. Each team has five players on the court. The game of basketball was invented on a cold winter night in Springfield, Massachusetts. At the very first when game was invented, there were a set of 13 rules. The very first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets for goals. Basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. Basketball is one of the World's most popular sports. When they had not thought of the name basketball, it was called box ball. Before everyone played basketball, they played Duck-on-a Rock. The reason today we call it basketball, is because the janitor was unable to find boxes, he could only find goals. The ball is blown to proper pressure-that is, when it can be bounced on the court and will bounc... ... middle of paper ... ... score. Although when you are unguarded and trying to move the ball down court, use forward a little and bend your knees slightly as if running. The hand that controls the ball should have fingers spread wide. Your other hand should be at your side for balance. Always look straight ahead while dribbling. While dribbling always keep alert for a teammate you can pass to. At the same time try to keep an opponent from getting too near the ball. To keep your opponent from getting possession of the ball, use the low dribble. When you are crouching, keep the ball close to the floor, bouncing it easily as you move around. In conclusion, the game is more than one hundred years old. It has expanded to include amateurs to professionals. The rules have changed somewhat for the better of the game. This truly American sport is still fun, competitive, and exciting!
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