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Who invented the ball used for basketball games?


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2012-07-16 06:38:14
2012-07-16 06:38:14

It was Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts ... but at the time he used a soccer ball. - U.S. patent #1,718,305 was granted to G.L. Pierce on June 25, 1929 for the "basketball" used in the game. Spaulding was one of the first companies that manufactured basketballs.

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Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse. The game involved attempting to knock a "duck" off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. Naismith went on to attend McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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When basketball was invented, the ball used was a soccer ball.

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Because they didnt have a basketball designed yet so they used a soccer ball.

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When Dr. Naismith invented basketball he didn't have a 'basketball' to use. So, he looked around his gymnasium and decided that a soccer ball was the right size and he used that.

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When the game was first invented they used baskets to throw the ball into. They had to climb ladders to retrieve the ball as well. I believe it was invented at a ymca, but not sure on that.

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