It was invented in the United States by James Naismith. It is a sport that taller people can excel at. It has few minimum requirements, a ball, a target, a person. Other team sports like Baseball or soccer are more fun with more people. Basketball can easily be enjoyed with a friend or to play variations of the game like PIG. Also, with the game becoming more popular around the world it is going to rival the popularity of soccer one day. The first sport that elementary school kids get a chance to play is usually basketball. Almost all schools have basketball hoops, and most have up to 10. Basketball only requires a hoop and a ball, so playing basketball is cheap and requires little. Thus, most kids start out playing basketball as their first sport and many love the idea, playing for colleges, the NBA, or on their free time. Basketball is also a little contact sport for younger kids, giving everyone a fair chance to play the game. Kids grow up with basketball, and thus, watch basketball. They love to play the game and get hooked very easily. More and more kids play each year.
Basketball requires only a ball, a hoop (which can be found on any playground, and in many driveways, and, unlike baseball and football, which require large areas, can be played in an area as small as 15'x15'. Also, one can shoot hoops alone. Unlike football, which can be painful, and baseball, which requires fairly substantial skill to keep a game going, basketball can be played by any skill level with little difficulty.
Basketball is popular in Canada, but there is only one NBA team because there are not enough big cities to support the teams.
basketball and football
yes it is.
The most popular sports in the us are football baseball and basketball.
US Football by far is most popular in the states, followed by Basketball, and the Baseball.
basketball has become so popular because of the nba!! the nba has attracted many viewer4s all over the world !!
The most popular sport in the US is probably Football, but Baseball and Basketball are also very popular as well.
Either football, or basketball.
football, basketball, baseball and Hockey
That is true in a way. In the US basketball is more popular than soccer. That is why basketball players are paid more. In other countries, soccer is more popular so soccer players get paid more. Soccer in the US is becoming increasingly popular. Soon soccer players could be paid as much as basketball players.
the most popular U.S game is basketball.
Yes. Both baseball and basketball are very popular in many cities throughout the United States.
football, baseball, basketball
probably basketball or football
it involves balls
Football (American), Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey.
Football Baseball Basketball
No in the U.s.A basketball, baseball , N.h.L and N.F.L are more popular then football.