Basketball 2018

Top 10 Events of Basketball History

  • Creation of Basketball

    Creation of Basketball
    Basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith in a YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • First College Game

    First College Game
    In 1896, the first college basketball game was played between the University of Iowa and the University of Chicago.
  • First Professional Game

    First Professional Game
    Shortly after the first college game, the first professional basketball game was held in Trenton, New Jersey between the Trenton YMCA and the Brooklyn YMCA.
  • Rules Change

    Rules Change
    In 1916, the rules were changed to allow players to shoot the ball following a dribble.
  • Introduced to Olympics

    Introduced to Olympics
    In 1936, basketball became an official sport and was introduced to the Olympic games.
  • First Televised Game

    First Televised Game
    In 1940, the first televised basketball game was held between Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • 3-Point Line Invented

    3-Point Line Invented
    Amid the heat of WW2, Howard Hobson designed the "three-point line", and tested it in a game between Colombia and Fordham.
  • NBA Formation

    NBA Formation
    The NBL (National Basketball League) and BBA (Basketball Association of America) merge together to form the NBA (National Basketball Associations)
  • Highest Scoring NBA Game

    Highest Scoring NBA Game
    In a game between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets, the cumulative score totaled up to 370 points (186-184)
  • WNBA is Founded

    WNBA is Founded
    The WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association) is formed as a counterpart to the NBA.