Informative Essay About Basketball

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Basketball is a sport known worldwide as is one of the most popular sports in the United States to this day. Basketball can be a complicated sport if you don't understand anything about it, I'm hoping that by the end of my informative essay youll know some things about basketball that you never knew before or that you might even take interest in the sport. The sport has many rules that can make it seem complicated, but with how much basketball has changed over the years who knows what it might be like twenty to forty years down the road. Basketball was invented by a man named James Naismith. James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891 at the age of 30, James Naismith was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in Springfield college while trying to think of a game for his gym class to play, And since then basketball has become more advanced and…show more content…
The NBA is a large reason the basketball is as popular as it is. NBA stands for National Basketball Association, The NBA contains thirty pro teams and at least thirteen professional players on each team. The Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada. On November 1, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, in a game the NBA now refers to as the first played game in NBA history. The NBA consists of and eighty-two game regular season where the top eight teams from each conference “ Eastern and Western conference” make it to the playoffs. Each playoff series is a best of seven series which means the first team to win four games moves on to the next round of the
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