History of basketball

Aboubakar S., Entertainment Reporter

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The game of basketball  as it is known today was created by Dr. James Naismith in December 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, to condition young athletes during cold months. It consisted of peach baskets and a soccer style ball. He published 13 rules for the new game.

The first professional league was founded in 1898. Six teams took part in the National Basketball League, and the first champions were the Trenton Nationals, followed by the New York Wanderers, the Bristol Pile Drivers and the Camden Electrics. The league was abandoned in 1904.Then, many small championship were organized, but most of them were not as important as some teams who played for money against challengers.

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History of basketball began with its invention in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. A Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone sport than football. … After Basketball became established in American colleges, the professional game followed.
Naismith moved to Massachusetts in 1891 to work at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, where he invented the sport. The first basketball On December 21, 1891, James Naismith published rules  for a new game using five basic ideas and thirteen rules That day, he asked his class to play a match in the Armory Street court: 9 versus 9, using a soccer ball and two peach baskets. … However, Naismith was the inventor of the new game. Basketball hoops were peach baskets nailed to an elevated track.
The league adopted the name national Basketball.
Modern day NBA

The NBA has helped popularize basketball all over the world. A large part of this is due to the transcendent stars that have played the game through the years. It was because of the play of Micheal Jordan that basketball started to reach international audiences, especially on the 1992 united states men’s Olympic basketball team, known as the Dream Team.

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