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Transcript of Basketball
Substitution: Initially, players were not allowed to re-enter the game. The rule was changed in 1920 to allow a player to re-enter the game one time. In 1934, the rule was expanded to allow players to re-enter the game twice, and, in 1945 the rule was finally changed to permit players to return to the game an unlimited number of times.
Backboards: Wire mesh backboards were introduced in 1895 to prevent spectators in the balconies from interfering with play. Wood replaced the easily dented wire mesh backboards in 1904, and plate glass backboard usage was approved in 1909. Backboards were mounted flat against walls. In 1916 to prevent players from running up the walls for easy lay-ups, a two-foot gap was between the backboard and the end line was required. In 1939 this gap was increased from 2 feet to the present 4 feet to allow for more movement underneath the basket.
Innovation # 1
Team Size: Originally, there was no set rule on the number of players. The idea was that the game could be played by any number of players. However, that did not work out. After experimenting with teams up to 50 players, early games were primarily played by nine players on each side - the reason being that 18 students showed up for Naismith's class. In 1897 five players became the mandatory team size.
Innovation # 4
Scoring: Originally, a successful goal was counted as one point, and one point was also given to a team anytime three consecutive fouls were called on the opponent. Free throws were first introduced in 1894. Both a made field goal and a made free throw were counted as one goal. In 1896, rules were changed to count a made field goal as two points. In 1961 the short-lived American Basketball League played with the three point shot. The three point shot was adopted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1977.
Intro to Basketball
Basketball, an extremely popular game around the world, is a court game played by two teams of five players each. The objective is to put a ball through a hoop, or basket, and thus score more points than the opposing team. The sport is played on the amateur level by high schools, colleges, and, since 1936, by national teams in the Olympic Games. It is also played by professional athletes around the world.
Innovation # 2
Innovation # 3
Description of Basketball in 1892
In 1892, the objective of the game was to throw the
leather ball, into the fruit baskets nailed to the lower
railing of the gym balcony. Every time a point was scored,
the game was halted so the janitor could bring out a ladder
and retrieve the ball. Later, the bottoms of the fruit baskets
By: Aisha R and Gapina V
Inventor of Basketball
The inventor of this very popular sport known as basketball is Dr. James Naismith.
Description of Basketball in the Present
Basketball is a team sport, the objective
being to shoot a ball through a horizontally
positioned basket to score points, while
following a set of rules. Two teams of five
players play on a marked rectangular
court with a basket at each width
How the Opportunity was Discovered
Dr. Luther Gulick, head of Springfield YMCA Physical Education, gave Naismith 14 days to create an indoor game that would provide an “athletic distraction”. In his attempt to think up a new game, Naismith analyzed the most popular games during his time period (rugby, lacrosse, soccer, football, hockey, and baseball). Naismith noticed the hazards of a ball and concluded that the big soft soccer ball was safest. Secondly, he saw that most physical contact occurred while running with the ball, dribbling or hitting it, so he decided that passing was the only legal option. In order to score goals Naismith forced players to shoot the ball high above the player’s head. This technique was based on his old favorite game duck on a rock.
James Naismith had many skills like:
James Naismith had very good communication skills because he was able to clearly communicate his idea of basketball to Dr. Luther Gulick and to the rest of the world.
James Naismith had good problem solving skills because he was able to find problems within other games like soccer and rugby, and fix them so that he could make another game that was better and more safer.
He also had good planning skills
because he was able to use his
knowledge about sports and come
up with a good and safe game.
Question # 1
What is the name of the inventor of basketball?
Question # 2
Describe one innovation that has occurred since basketball was first played?
Question # 3
Explain one skill that James
Question # 4
How was the opportunity of basketball discovered?
Question # 5
List 1 reason why basketball is the best Canadian invention ever.
Why Basketball is the Best Invention Ever!
Basketball is considered to be the best invention ever because of several reasons.
Basketball is a fast sport involving shooting, running, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defense, jumping, and much more.
You burn calories and fats.
The hours of playing and jumping can significantly help lose weight in a fun way.
Increase flexibility and speed.
Solution that makes us active, including elders in an enjoyable way for everyone.