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Transcript of Basketball
It was first played with a soccer ball and a 10 foot nailed box or two peach baskets.
Dr. James created 13 original rules for the simple game of basketball.
The first game was played on December 21, 1891.
The game was played with nine players on each team .
In a total of 30 minutes of play with two fifteen minute halves.
In 1916, No coaching was allowed from the sidelines during the game ( except in halftime ). There was no timeouts and substitution allowed either.
In tie games, the team who scored the first basket were considered the winners.
In 1971, 5 players, full-court game and a 30 second shot clock became official.
Basketball mainly spread in the United States through the YMCA and colleges like Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Cornell which were the first ones to form college basketball teams.
By 1898 basketball leagues started to form.
The NBA was established in 1949 to merge different basketball leagues.
Basketball is played in Australia, Canada, Iraq, Germany, New Zealand and many more countries.
Basketball is mainly played in the U.S.
Basketball is now played by over 300 million people all over the world.
There have been many changes and adjustments to the game over the years: rules, style of play, equipment, court markings, and many others.
Of the 13 rules, nine have been modified and kept, and the rest have been disregarded.
Games now have 4 quarters with each quarter 15 minutes long with one halftime in bewteen.
Nba's shot clock is now 24 seconds long while college's shot clock is 35 seconds.
The average a player makes is $4.5 million dollars.
The revenue of the NBA now is $4.75 billion dollars.
Players must attend and play college basketball and show athleticism such as: speed, quickness, strength, as well as potential.
Currently numerous basketball events excite the world such as the NBA FInals, March Madness and FIBA.
The tallest man to play in the NBA was Gheorge Muresan. He was seven feet, seven inches tall.
Mugsy Bogues was the shortest player to play in the NBA. He was only five feet, three inches tall.
Wilt Chamberlain, who played for Philadelphia, scored 100 points against New York in 1962.
Boston Celtics has won the most NBA titles with 17.
Kobe Bryant was only 17 when he entered the NBA.
The guy featured in the NBA logo is Laker great Jerry West.
The idea of basketball came from Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian physician in 1891.
Dr. Naismith was teaching physical education in Springfield, MA at the YMCA International Training School.
He was asked by the director of physical education, Dr. Luther Gulick, to come up with a new game that students could play indoors during the winter.
A sport that would help track and field runners stay in shape and would be safe to play.
Reasons To Play Basketball
Basketball is attainable and not expensive.
It could be played anywhere. from public and private schools to many social communities.
Playing with more than one person in a game is one of the most exciting part of basketball.
Learning the basic fundamentals is easy to learn.
Basketball is easy to follow along considering the complicated rules.
Playing the sport helps burn calories (an hour of basketball can burn 630–750 calories), build endurance, improve balance and coordination, develop concentration and self-discipline and build up muscle.
Basketball is fun and exciting to play, and it is also exciting to watch.
The high scoring, intense and fast pace game allows basketball to appeal to so many people.