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History of Basketball

  • When Basketball Was Invented and by Who

    When Basketball Was Invented and by Who
    In Springfield, Massachusetts, USA in 1891, where the sport of basketball was born by Dr. James Naismith 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 school. The Olmec people of ancient Mexico as early as 500 years go.
  • First Ball Used

    First Ball Used
    They played with a soccer ball. Which had laces in the middle like a football and round as well made out of leather.That Ball was the only thing they had.
  • First BasketBall Game

    First BasketBall Game
    The First true basketball game as we know it was on January 20th, 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Where two teams of nine played during winter mouths.
  • The Rules Of The Game

    The Rules Of The Game
    1 The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands
    2 the ball may be batted in any direction with one, or both hands (never with the fist)
    3 A player cannot run with the ball. the player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowances will be made for a man who catches the ball while running if he tries to stop.
    4 The ball must be held by the hands. the arms or body must not be used for holding the ball
    5 No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking
  • The First Court Used

    The First Court Used
    Naismith nailed up two peach baskets for hoops and played in a old school YMCA facilaity.
  • First Teams

    First Teams
    The First game consisted of 18 players, or nine to a team which was standard to the baseball teams of the day.The concept of the game must have been foreign to the players as the game.
  • First Point Scored And How Its Got Its Name

    First Point Scored And How Its Got Its Name
    The game was played for 30 minutes and the final score was 1-0. Halfway though the game however Chase Williams made the ball go into the peach basket, and there became the first player to ever score in a basketball game. It was during this game that someone suggested a name for this new sport, Basketball.
  • First Female Basketball Player

    First Female Basketball Player
    It may be surprising to discover that women began playing basketball less than a year after the game was invented. The fact is that women's basketball is steeped in tradition, some of it frustrating, most of it fascinating.
  • Move Over

    Move Over
    Soccer balls replaced by basketballs
  • BackBorad

    The backboard is introduced to prevent fans from interfering with play

    The first professional league, the National Basketball League, is formed with six teams in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Professional Teams/Game

    Professional Teams/Game
    Trenton Nationals and Kensington Hancocks in Philadelphia. The Nationals won 21-19. This Was the first profeeional team and game.
  • RULE Add

    RULE Add
    The dribbler is permitted to shoot the ball. Now the dribbler is allowed to do something else besides bouncing the ball. They are allowed to shoot.Players are allowed to re-enter the game.
    Person fouled has to shoot the foul shot eliminating the designated foul shooter

    The first major professional league, the American Basketball League is formed.

    The American Basketball League disbands. Only After 6 years of being together the league decides to go there own ways.
  • Olmpic Day

    Olmpic Day
    Men's Basketball has been played consistently at the Summer Olympic Games since 1936, with demonstration events in 1904 and 1924. The United States men's basketball team won all of the gold medals in the men's competition from 1936 to 1968 and still going today. The US mens teams is one of the best in the world.
  • There Back

    There Back
    The American Basketball Leagueis formed again.
    The National Basketball League begins play again.
  • First Televised Game

    First Televised Game
    A basketball game is broadcast for the first time in Madision Square Garden Fordham University played the University of Pittsburgh in the first game of a double header as Pitt won 50-37.
  • Nba Was Born

    Nba Was Born
    The league adopted the name National Basketball Association in after merging with the rival National Basketball League .
  • First NBA Game

    First NBA Game
    The first NBA was the New York Knickerbokers vs. the Toronto Huskies. The New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Huskies 68-66 in the very first NBA
  • Most Points In A Game

    Most Points In A Game
    Wilt Chamberlain was the most dominate big man in the game. He holds the Nba record for the most points scored in a single game with a 100 points.
  • ABA

    The original ABA was founded in 1967, competing with the more established, rival National Basketball Association until reaching an agreement of merger in 1976
  • Most Rings by Player

    Most Rings by Player
    By a Player Bill Rusell Has the most rings which is eleven.
  • Biggest sponersed basketball player

    Biggest sponersed basketball player
    Jordan is one of the most marketed sports figures in history. He has been a major spokesman for such brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald's, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Wheaties, Hanes,.He has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991.Nike created a signature shoe for him, called the Air Jordan.
  • 1st LockOut

    1st LockOut
    When they wanted to be paye dmore but the mangers didnt want to so they went into one then they agreed on a settelment.
  • Most Dominate team

    Most Dominate team
    The La Lakers are one of the best or the best team in the league. It all started when they traded there pick to Phila for wiltr chamberlian then they got Magic Johnson And then Kobe AND shaq. Those where the greats of the Lakers have won so many championships that makes them the best.
  • Most Ringts By A coach

    Most Ringts By A coach
    By a Coach It is Phil Jackson He has 11 ring as well six with chicago bulls and 5 with La Lakers but now he retired.
  • Top Paid Today

    Top Paid Today
    Los Angeles Lakers May 2010 to May 2011 Earnings: $53 million
    Net Worth: $140 million – (May 2009) according to Forbes
    Bryant recently signed on as pitchman for Mercedes-Benz’s Smart Car brand in China. His $24.8 million salary during the 2010-11 season was $4 million more than any other player. Read more:
  • Nba Lock Out

    Nba Lock Out
    Today The Nba is Going through a lockout and they are debating weather they should have a season or not.
  • Played Today

    Played Today
    Baketball is a fun famliy sport that me and my family play every saturday.