Brief article describing the origin of basketball dr james naismith is the inventor of basketball. Basketball is a limited-contact sport played on a rectangular courtwhile most often played as a team sport with five players on each side, three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one. By sally jenkins timeline 1892 gymnastics instructor senda berenson abbott adapts james naismith``s basketball rules for women and introduces the game at smith college. The history of basketball began with its invention in 1891 in springfield, massachusetts by canadian physical education instructor james naismith as a less injury-prone sport than football. Dr james naismith invents the game of basketball, to be played with peach baskets and a soccer ball spalding's full-grain leather ball became the official ball of the national basketball. The history of basketball is full of fun and interesting facts learn more about james naismith, the man who invented basketball, and how his 13 original rules forever changed the world of. News about basketball commentary and archival information about basketball from the new york times.
The 1969-70 season was a great one for new york basketball the knicks were 23-1 through nov 28 and hit an elo rating of 1712 — the highest in franchise history. On this day in 1949, after a damaging three-year battle to win both players and fans, the rival basketball association of america (baa) and national basketball league (nbl) merge to form the. An american game that has traveled well is basketball, now played by more than 250 million people worldwide in an organized fashion, as well as by countless others in pick-up games. Take a look at the history of basketball timeline in america this basketball history also deals with basketball inventor first regulations of basketball. The history of basketball - how james naismith managed to invent one of the greatest sporting games in history.
From wiki, although i wonder if other versions of the game were ever played earlier in history: invention of the game the game of basketball as we know it today was created by dr. Basketball is the only major american sport with a clearly identifiable inventor james naismith wrote the sport’s original 13 rules as part.
History, rules and equipment for basketball origins in student fitness, peach baskets, development of the orange ball, american dominance, olympic history. Taking a look through the archives to deliver the syracuse basketball bubble saga abridged. From new york to london, to paris, to beijing from sarajevo to dafar to buenos aires to los angels and everywhere in between the game of basketball is played.
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The origins, history and growth of college and professional basketball including important milestones, growth and changes to the game. Basketball definition, a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball. Basketball in europe origin of basketball: basketball was invented in massachusetts by dr james naismith in 1891 from there, basketball has evolved in the usa through various professional. Basketball has come a long way the game has evolved from an awkward dorky game with no dribbling into one of the coolest and slickest sports where players make the ball look like its a. National basketball association (nba) history the national basketball association (nba) history the national basketball association (nba) was founded in 1946 as the basketball association.
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