History of Basketball

  • The Invention Of Basketball

    Dr James Naismith is the inventor of basketball he invented the game of basketball to help athletes stay inside in winter.
  • First Professional basketball game

    The first-ever professional basketball game was played by Trenton YMCA and Brooklyn YMCA Trenton won 15-1 and every player was paid $15 except one player Fred cooper who got paid $16 making him the first highest-paid player
  • formation of FIBA

    on the date 18th of June, the FIBA was created as a way to coordinate tournaments and teams Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland founded FIBA.
  • the introduction to the olympics

    in 1936 basketball became a worldwide recognised sport and the games were played outside on a converted tennis court
  • First Televised Basketball Game

    The first basketball game televised was played in madison square garden where the teams were Fordham vs the university of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh beat Fordham 50 - 37
  • invention of the 3 pointer

    a high school basketball coach in the midwest of America came up with the idea of the 3 point shot and then suggested it and it got approved and now that shot revolutionized how people play basketball today
  • NBL Joins the BAA

    six teams from the NBL joined the BAA the resulting 17 teams from the National Basketball Association (NBA). and named Maurice Podloff as president
  • The G.O.A.T is introduced to the NBA

    In the first year Michael Jordan played in the NBA he got rookie of the year and throughout the rest of his career he would get more and more trophies solidifying his legacy he was 5 time MVP, 6 time champion, 6 time finals MVP, 10 times all NBA team, 9 time all NBA defensive team, defensive player of the year, 14 time NBA all-star and more he has changed the game with how he plays and what he has achieved
  • Stephen curry phenomenal season

    Stephen curry's 2015 - 2016 season was absolutely incredible because he revolutionized the game of basketball if you ask any kid in the world if they know who Steph curry is they will tell you who is he changed the game so much that people now guard other players from the logo on an NBA court he paved a way for players like Damian Lillard, trade young, lamelo ball, Klay Thompson, patty mills, joe ingles.