James Naismith Basketball

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Dr. James Naismith was a physical education teacher at the YMCA. Dr. Naismith invented basketball in the year of 1891. “Naismith first took a soccer ball and a peach basket to the gym and invented basketball. In 1893, James Naismith replaced the peach basket with iron hoops and a hammock-style basket. Ten years later came the open-ended nets of today. Before that, you had to retrieve your ball from the basket every time you score.” (Bellis p.1) James Naismith was later inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame and the basketball world kick-started at that moment. Everyone should learn how to play basketball because of how the game has evolved over the years, how the talent was similar/different in the 1950’s, and people opinions towards basketball . First of all, Basketball is a game that has evolved over the years by the rules, equipment, and the talent. According to Hooptactics, “The basketball, the court, the number of fouls you could receive, a dunking rule, and the out of bounds line rules, have all changed over time due to players trying to stall during the game or the basketball committee just wanted to increase scoring.” The equipment has changed from different styles of uniform, for example, back in 1930 the shorts would go up to your thighs, but in today 's game, the shorts go down to your…show more content…
If you take a player from the 1950’s and you compare them to an NBA player now, they are totally different due to the increased height, talent, and better skill. “In the 1950’s college basketball was where the fans were. The final four that year had a total cost of 10.8 billions dollars worth of the TV network.” (Smith p.4) During the 1950’s, college basketball was more important at the time due to segregation issues towards black people. After these segregation issues, basketball started to pick up the fame and become more and more popular. To this day basketball has changed due to the impact on the
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