Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Basketball - Something I take for granted...

Almost every week I play basketball twice, sometimes three times. Have you ever thought about, where did basketball come from? Or where it was invented? Or who invented it? Curious, so I did a research on it.

Basketball, is an athletic sport that teaches social skills, rights of passage, creativity and gives a cultural identity. Basketball basically is a sport of two teams competing to score by throwing an inflated ball so that it descends through one of the two baskets suspended at each end of the court.

Basketball, was invented by a guy named, Dr. James Naismith, born in 1861 in Ramsey Township. In the early days, basketball was played with a soccer ball instead of our modern basketball.

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