Origins of Basketball
Where did basketball originate from, whats the history of it, and who started this sport in the first place? Basketball is not an evolution of an ancient game or another sport, but one that was invented. A man by the name of Dr. James Naismith is very well respected for succeeding in creating a new game that many still enjoy today. Naismith was asked to create an athletic, indoor game for his students at his YMCA Training School, in 1891, where he worked as a physical education teacher. He recalled a game he played at childhood called “duck-on-a-rock”. The concept of that game was to try to knock over a “duck” off a rock with another rock. Naismith came up with 13 rules that eventually originated into the all time, loved sport that many of us enjoy today. The first time the game was played, was with two soccer balls and a peach basket nailed up 10 feet high on a court that was much smaller than our usual court today. Originally the peach basket’s bottom stayed intact and no dribbling or bouncing of the balls were thought of yet. Eventually the game of basketball came to be what it is now thanks to the wonderful Dr. James Naismith.