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history of basket ball


in modern days basket ball could trace its origins to early December 1891

history of basket ball

december 1891

the history of basket ball was invented in 1891. Naismith introduced when we was an instructor.

history of basketball

1893 - 1895

a number of U.S collages adopted this game during 1893 and 1895.

history of basketball


basket ball traveled to France

history of basket ball

1897 - 1898

the teams of five became standards. the game naturally spread nation wide and Canada.

histoy of basket ball


fearing that Rowdy belliegrents crowds and rough play distracted form the organizations mission.

history of basketball


1934 the first college games were staged in NEW York City's Madison's Square garden and college basketball began to attract heightened interest.

hisoty of basket ball


1949 merged to create the association (NBA)

history of basketball

1950 - 1960

The Boston Celtics led by their center Bill Russell dominated the NBA from the late 1950s through the 1960s.

history of basketball


By the 1960s pro teams from coast to coast played before crowds of many millions annually. Wilt Chamberlain a center for the Los Angeles .

history of basketball


The NBA suffered drop in popularity during the late 1970 but was resuscitated principally through the growing popularity of its most prominent players.

history of basketball


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.

history of basket balll


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

1990 - 1999

Jayson Williams is better known now as the guy from the new jersey nets who shot his limo driver.

history of basketball

1990 - 1999

other countries have developed strong teams in other countries



"History of Basketball." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 24 Apr. 2013