What is the history of basketball?

What is the history of world basketball? Who created the game?  Which country started it?

james Asked on September 29, 2015 in Sports.
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The game of basketball is one of the most loved sports in the world thanks to the wide marketing and the luxurious lifestyle of basketball players, especially from the United States’ NBA (National Basketball Association). The game is known to be the creation of one Dr James Naismith who was born in 1861 in Ontario in Canada. It began with a duck-on-a-rock game he used to play when he was a kid where the game was played to knock the ‘duck’ off the top of a rock by another rock.

During his time at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts, he was supposed to come out with a new sport which could be played indoor and in a small space. It was then played using a soccer ball with 2 peach baskets and that was when the first basketball game was played. At that time, Naismith created the game with some basic rules where the player cannot run with the ball but can throw it. It can be held between the hands and the objective is to get the ball into the goal (basket). From here, it continued to grow to how the game is played today where it is highly competitive and loved by many.

sazzy Answered on September 29, 2015.
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