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The Origin and Development of Basketball

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The Origin and Development of Basketball The game of basketball was created by a gentlemen name of Dr. James Naimsmith on 1861. He was born on Ontario, Canada. He brings the game up when he was working as a teacher on the Young Men Christian Association Training School. Naimsmith created the game to keep the kids in good condition, and wanted to find an activity that could be played indoors on the winter months. Basketball is a popular sport, between two teams. Each of them has 5 players and competes against each other for the highest scores. The game involved elements of football, soccer, and hockey the first game was actually played with a soccer ball. The goals were made of wooden peach baskets placed on the wall. Teams consisted of nine players but by 1897-1898 teams had then consist of five players. The game spread thru the nation, Canada and even certain parts of the world. It became popular even outdoors with servicemen playing it in other countries during War World II. Originally, the game was played with peach baskets or 18” square boxes hung from the balconies of the runni...

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  • Explains the origin and development of basketball, which was created by a gentlemen named james naimsmith on 1861. he created the game to keep the kids in good condition and wanted to find an activity that could be played indoors on the winter months.
  • Explains that the first game was played with a soccer ball with wooden peach baskets placed on the wall. the game spread through the nation, canada, and even certain parts of the world.
  • Explains that the first basketballs were made with soccer balls, which proved unsuitable for dribbling and ball handling. the wnba and fiba use contrasting panels.
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