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What was the origin of basketball and its development?

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2008-10-15 22:22:53

Being an sport that dominated America, basketball would probably

be considered as a prime label of American culture. One is prompted

to think it must've been originated from the United States. Well,

it is true - somewhat. It was originated from Springfield,

Massachusetts. But it was invented by a Canadian! Who invented

the basketball game? The inventor of bball holds the name of

Dr. James Naismith. He was born in Almonte, Ontario. Why was the

game invented? While conducting a physical education class at

the international YMCA training school, he was given the task of

creating a new indoor sports activity that keeps the energetic kids

busy. How was the game to begin with? Hence, he picked up

two water buckets and hang them off two opposing beams near the

roof. He split his students into two teams and instructed that the

team that gets the most number of shots into the bucket of the

opposing team wins. This is the prototypical game that develop into

the game we call basketball now. How many rules did the game

start out with? The original game involved13 original rules.

Click to see how the game was originally conceived by Dr. Naismith.

What the first officially recognized basketball game like?

Even though it took place in the United States, at least ten of the

players who participated in the first-ever game were university

students from Quebec. Did he make money out of his

invention?

He never patented the game nor did he profit from it. So if you

enjoy playing hoops, at least remember his name! Because I believe

we all owe him for this wonderful sport he created. Being an sport

that dominated America, basketball would probably be considered as

a prime label of American culture. One is prompted to think it

must've been originated from the United States. Well, it is true -

somewhat. It was originated from Springfield, Massachusetts. But it

was invented by a Canadian! Who invented the basketball

game? The inventor of bball holds the name of Dr. James

Naismith. He was born in Almonte, Ontario. Why was the game

invented? While conducting a physical education class at the

international YMCA training school, he was given the task of

creating a new indoor sports activity that keeps the energetic kids

busy. How was the game to begin with? Hence, he picked up

two water buckets and hang them off two opposing beams near the

roof. He split his students into two teams and instructed that the

team that gets the most number of shots into the bucket of the

opposing team wins. This is the prototypical game that develop into

the game we call basketball now. How many rules did the game

start out with? The original game involved13 original rules.

Click to see how the game was originally conceived by Dr. Naismith.

What the first officially recognized basketball game like?

Even though it took place in the United States, at least ten of the

players who participated in the first-ever game were university

students from Quebec. Did he make money out of his

invention?

He never patented the game nor did he profit from it. So if you

enjoy playing hoops, at least remember his name! Because I believe

we all owe him for this wonderful sport he created.


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