James Naismith Research Paper

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Dr. James Naismith is one of the most important people in sports history. He invented one of the most popular sports today, basketball. He also pushed the limits of literacy, art, science, and technology for new hopes. That is why he is why he considers James Naismith a "Renaissance Man." Dr. James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 in Almonte, Ontario, Canada (Logan). James Naismith's actions and creations impacted indoor sports greatly in the future. He dropped out of high school early, but eventually went back to finish. Dr. Naismith went to the College of McGill University to become an athletic director. After he received his diploma, he moved to the U.S. In Denver Colorado he was a physical education director for the YMCA (Dr. James…show more content…
Naismith did not expect the game to spread but, when the students left for winter break, they told all their friends about it. Once they got back, it seemed like basketball spread almost halfway around the US. More than 300 million people today play basketball worldwide, making it one of the most popular team sports. In North America, basketball has produced some of the most-admired athletes of the 20th century. Polls conducted by ESPN and the Associated Press named basketball player Michael Jordan respectively first and second greatest North American athlete of the 20th century, and both polls featured fellow basketball players Wilt Chamberlain (of KU, like Naismith) and Bill Russell in the Top 20. James Naismith had a large influence on the indoor sports in the future. The creation of basketball went on to be a large success. The NBA impacts the world in many ways, Socially, Politically, Economically; and. the economic impact of basketball is very huge. Basketball provides for ratings in sport channels, ticket sales at stadiums, building stadiums, and many more. The NBA itself employees many people. The commercials ad products made are perhaps the biggest income for basketball. It is also safe to say that basketball is a plus for traveling companies because they need to get their players around as well as the fans. While countries had tough times, with racism, basketball was always there to bring the country…show more content…
Some people and kids love basketball so much, they devote their lives to the game. Basketball is everything to some people, like me. Also, many kids are trying harder in school to keep their grades up so they can play sports like basketball. Professional athletes talk to schools about kids dropping out of school. They tell them it's not the right thing to do and that they need to stay in school so when they get older they can get a good job. Many kids set high goals for themselves to achieve, like being the best basketball player. For some, the sport is more than a game; it's a passion (Dr. James Naismith-The inventor of Basketball). This is why basketball changes the way people think about everything. In conclusion, James Naismith can be considered one of the best inventors in American history. Naismith’s invention of basketball led to an evolution of indoor sports. The sports that it led to are volleyball, and other sports that can be seen in the Olympics. He also created the first football helmet. “I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place.” That quote pretty much sums up his ideas and his life. Another quote is, “The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those
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