James Naismith: Basketball

  Basketball is a new sport invented by James Naismith. Invented this year in 1891, it is one of the only sports that can be played during the winter because it is played inside in a small area. Everyone should play this game because it an entertaining game. it was invented at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was invented because there was a need for a sport that can be played in winter. You play this game by passing the ball across a court and shooting into the basket to try and get a point. Each basket is worth two points. The baskets are peach baskets meaning every time someone makes a goal you have to get a ladder to get the ball out. The backboard is made of wire. It is used to help guide the ball into the basket. This new game is interesting and fun to watch or play for a lot of people!

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