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  • Basketball: Basketball And The Life Of Basketball

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    Basketball was born in 1891 in the United States, specifically at the University of YMCA, Springfield (Massachusetts), where they studied the career of Physical Education and taught practical courses in athletics, rugby, cycling and gymnastics. James Naismith, professor of Physical Education, wanted to create a team sport that could be practiced in the gym during the winter cold. After analyzing the sports that were practiced at that time, such as rugby, football, baseball, etc., he wrote eleven

  • Basketball

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    Basketball Basketball was created a simple game. The primary objective was to place a ball, without dribbling, into a peach basket. However, like Darwin's theory of man, basketball has evolved into the most exciting exhibition of athletic ability. Basketball has seen many rule changes, because of the increasing ability of the players. Basketball is a melting pot, where black, white, and European people excel. This is a sport that is color-blind. This sport requires complete control over one's body

  • Comparing Basketball And Basketball

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    Comparing and Contrast Final Basketball and baseball may appear to be completely different sports however, both are built on sportsmanship and a touch of shared history. While there are obvious differences between these two sports, they are more similar than they may appear. While basketball and baseball are two different sports these two sports play different with their height and weight can significantly influence success in sport depending on how the design of the sport is linked to factors that

  • Basketball: The Physics Of The Game Of Basketball

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    December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts a man by the name of Dr. James Naismith invented a world famous game called basketball. The game was invented to condition the young athletes for the winter. The game consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. Dr. Naismith published 13 rules for the game. Naismith had a class of 18 and divided them to 2 teams of 9. The objective of the game was to throw the ball into the fruit baskets that were nailed on the gym balcony. The game was stopped until

  • Basketball And Basketball: The Purpose Of A Ball

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    The objective of this final was to successfully transform a ball, in this case a basketball, into a balloon. The available ball had first been observed closely to determine its similarities and/or differences, if any with the visualized balloon. Both the objects being inanimate, the transformation spell Muto Inanimus was then applied to perform the transformation and results were handed over. Purpose of a ball The main purpose of a ball is to be played with. It is an object used commonly for sporting

  • Compare And Contrast Basketball And Basketball

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    opportunity for many to showcase their athletic abilities and talents for others to watch. Two of the top watched sports are basketball and football. Both games have an interesting tactic behind them, while their differences are what sets them apart. The game of football gives people the head to head physicality in hard-pounding hits that people crave to see. While basketball expresses the strategic mindset and conditioned body as players run down the court to score. As people come from near and far

  • Basketball Essay: The History Of Basketball

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    1 January 2014 The History of Basketball Basketball is a very entertaining sport, it is fun and at the same time challenging. It involves good physical skill and good mental skill. For some people basketball isn’t a sport it’s a living. Some of these people are known around the world such as Michel Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Labron James, and Kevin Durant and so on. These players are known for what they do and what they do is play basketball. In the year 1891 basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith

  • The Evolution In Basketball: The History Of Basketball

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    Everyone knows the game of basketball by now, therefore not many people know how it got started. Basketball was first discovered in Springfield, Massachusetts by a guy named Dr. James Naismith in 1891. Dr. Naismith was told by Dr. Luther Gulick, who was in charge of the Physical Education at the School of Christian Workers, to create a new game. Dr. Naismith struggled to come up with something. His first idea was to bring soccer and lacrosse inside, however that was too physical. He finally thought

  • Why Is Basketball Important In Basketball

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    Why is basketball the most difficult sport allow me to explain. First and foremost it is the most universal sport statistically and consist of 5 difficult task such as passing,rebounding,shooting,dribbling and defense.Along with other factors such as stamina,clutch,tenasity,power and speed. The purpose of rebounding is to successfully gain possession of the basketball after a missed shot or free throw, as it rebounds from the hoop or backboard. This is a important role in the game, as most

  • Basketball

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    Basketball An out-line of the event or sport A brief out line of basketball is it is a game played with a pumped round ball between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court. In professional or minor competition basketball is usually played indoors, but it does not need to be. Each team tries to score by shooting the ball through the other teams goal at each end of the court, above their heads. The goal is a round hoop and net called a basket. The team scoring the most such throws