Answer (1 of 3): Basketball was invented in the Americas, not Africa. Mayan cultures played Pok-a-tok and the Aztecs called the game Tlachtli where the goal was a vertical hoop, not modern Basketball’s horizontal hoop. Tall African visitors to the U.S.A. were recruited to play Basketball. Dikemb...
History remembers Jordan for his scoring and championships. The discussion of basketball all-time greats would be much different today if Bias hadn’t died 2 days after the draft. He would have been going to a team that seemed to have won that year’s NBA championship with ease, went 40–1 at home and is consistently discussed as one of the ...
HISTORY: Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball The first balls made specifically for basketball were brown, and it was only in the late 1950s that Tony Hinkle, searching for a ball that would be more visible to players and spectators alike, introduced the orange ball that is now in common use
History Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Naismith was a college professor who wanted to create a game that his physical education classes could play inside during the long winters. The first games used peach baskets nailed to the wall for rims.
The history of basketball. In early December 1891, Canadian American Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (YMCA) (today, Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA), was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day.
History of basketball In early December 1891, Canadian American Dr. James Naismith, a physical education professor and instructor at the International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (YMCA) (today, Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA), was trying to keep his gym class active on a rainy day.
Looks like is time for a history lesson. The first surprise about the Globetrotters is that they’re over 20 years older than the NBA, having been founded in 1926 and going under their current name since 1927. The Globetrotters were founded by a Jewish entrepreneur from Chicago named Abe Saperstein.
A soccer ball (football) was used for the first two years. In 1894 the first basketball was marketed. It was laced, measured close to 32 inches (81 cm), or about 4 inches (10 cm) larger than the soccer ball, in circumference, and weighed less than 20 ounces (567 grams).
In 1898, American colonizers introduced the sport as part of revisions they made to the official Philippine school system. Although the Americans also attempted to teach baseball, basketball was the sport that took off, and just 15 years later, the Philippines won gold in the 1913 Far Eastern Games.