in modern days basket ball could trace its origins to early December 1891
the history of basket ball was invented in 1891. Naismith introduced when we was an instructor.
basket ball traveled to France
a number of U.S collages adopted this game during 1893 and 1895.
the teams of five became standards. the game naturally spread nation wide and Canada.
fearing that Rowdy belliegrents crowds and rough play distracted form the organizations mission.
1934 the first college games were staged in NEW York City's Madison's Square garden and college basketball began to attract heightened interest.
1949 merged to create the association (NBA)
The Boston Celtics led by their center Bill Russell dominated the NBA from the late 1950s through the 1960s.
By the 1960s pro teams from coast to coast played before crowds of many millions annually. Wilt Chamberlain a center for the Los Angeles .
The NBA suffered drop in popularity during the late 1970 but was resuscitated principally through the growing popularity of its most prominent players.
Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics and Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers are credited with injecting excitement into the league in the 1980s through their superior skills and decade long rivalry.
other countries have developed strong teams in other countries
Jayson Williams is better known now as the guy from the new jersey nets who shot his limo driver.
there was a new generation of basket ball stars, including Shaquille O' Neal of the Orlando of magic and Larry Johnson of the Chorlotte Hornets, have sustained the NBA'S growth in popularity.
"History of Basketball." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2013