Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Inventor of Basketball


Basketball is the number one sport in the US right now. But basketball has been around for a very long time. It was invented in 1891 in Massachusetts. Basketball was invented by a physical education teacher named Dr. James Naismith. Naismith was trying to invent a game that could be enjoyed indoors when it got cold outside in Massachusetts. He used a soccer ball and two peach baskets that were placed high in the air. There were nine players in each team and thirteen rules. The first game of basketball was played on December 21st, 1891.

                My Opinion

I think that Dr. James Naismith did a great job on inventing such an enjoyable game, also keeping in mind that he only had two weeks. Basketball is my second favorite sport and is really fun to play in your spare time. The best part is that you can play this game any time of the year because it's played indoors. I am surprised at how much this game has changed and advanced throughout this years. Who would have thought that such a simple game to become the most enjoyed sport in the US.

                           Top Ten Basketball Players

  1. Michael Jordan 
  2. Magic Johnson
  3. Bill Russell
  4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  5. Larry Bird
  6. LeBron James
  7. Wilt Chamberlin
  8. Kobe Bryant
  9. Shaquille O' Neil
  10. Hakeem Olajuwon


Who do you consider to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Or who is your favorite player and why? Comment your answers down below.

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