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Basketball in the 1960's
Transcript of Basketball in the 1960's
By: Fiona Marolly
The roots of basketball are firmly embedded in Canada. In 1891 the game was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian who hailed from Almonte, Ontario.
Having been given the task of creating a new indoor sports activity while conducting a physical education class at the international YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts, Naismith designed what we now call basketball. The original game involved 13 rules and a peach basket hung ten feet above the floor. Even though it took place in the United States, at least ten of the players who participated in the first-ever game were university students from Quebec.
10- Jerry Lucas 3- Jerry West
9- Elgin Baylor 2- Oscar Robertson
8- Bob Pettit 1- Wilt Chamberlain
7- Sam Jones
6- Walt Bellamy
5- Bailey Howell
4- Bill Russell
Wilt Chamberlain set the NBA single-game scoring record by tallying 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks
Why I chose basketball?
I chose basketball because it is my number one favorite sport. I have been playing for eight years now and I am hoping that one day I will achieve my goal to become a WNBA basketball player.
Almost my whole life revolves around basketball. My inspiration is my father. He is the one that taught me everything that I need to know about basketball. He is the reason why I am so determined to be a basketball player.
- Why I chose basketball
- Famous Players in the 60's
These 10 players were the best of the best during the 1960s
Basketball uniforms were revolutionized in the 1960s. Synthetic fabrics were becoming commonplace, lighter and less prone to getting sweat-soaked and clammy than cotton. This was the beginning point for proper basketball jerseys. The shorts were greatly improved, as well; still quite short, but elastic waistbands made a great alternative to those stiff nylon belts. Shoes had also come a long way. They still had little in the way of cushioning or foot-bed support, but the first high-tops helped to stabilize players’ ankles and prevent injury.