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