The History of Basketball by ; Jack Gilmore

I am going to tell you all about the history of basketball and the comparison of modern day and the beginning of basketball.

How Basketball Originated

  • Basketball originated in 1891 when a future minister named Naismith was assigned to teach a physical education (P.E.) class at a Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield Massachusetts.
    • The class had been noted for being disorderly, and Naismith was told to invent a new game, to keep the young men occupied.
    • So that is exactly what he did. He nailed up pieces of wood and tied a peach basket onto the pieces of wood.

as basketball progressed

Basketball has come a long way since it was founded. Instead of using a peach basket and some wooden boards, they came out with a glass backboard and a metal rim.

The Origin of the 3-Point Line

Since then they invented a 3-point line. On November 13, 1967, the Indiana Pacers of the American Basketball Association were losing to the Dallas Chaparrals, 118-116, with just one second left on the clock.Indiana inbounded the ball to Jerry Hawkins , who was 92 feet away from the basket. With no time to do anything else, Hawkins threw a towering Hail Mary heave toward the goal. It smacked off the backboard and went in. people went over to him and kept telling him that that was a 3-pointer. so ever since there  has been a three point line.

Modern Day Basketball

Basketball is a lot more advanced than it use to be. The put a break away rim so the players wont break the back glass when they dunk.

Top 5 Players in NBA History

1. MICHAEL JORDAN

2.BILL RUSSEL

3.KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

4.MAGIC JOHNSON

5.LARRY BIRD

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I like how every thing is set up

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your tackk is awesome

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It looks great. but learn how to spell and you need more information

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I like how it has a lot of info and still has some pics.

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I agree with Ermoud!

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I agree with Emma! You need more updated information! I really enjoyed it, but you also need to capitalize your title.

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I Liked your pictures. It didn't capture my attention though. I think that is was good besides that.

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The graphics were great, I like how you put it together

2 years ago
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This is really good. But, you need to work more on your grammar. Also, if you don't know how to spell a name, Google it! Besides all of that, it's really good! :)

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Good but maybe add some links or maps.