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Basketball's Beginnings

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Did you no that the first game of basketball was played with real baskets. The game of basketball begun on December 1, 1891 when physical education teacher James Naismith created a game that his students could play in doors during the cold Massachusetts Winter. He hung too peach baskets in opposite end's of the gym, and the students tossed soccer balls into them? James game had just 13 rules.

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Did you know that the first game of basketball was played with real baskets? The game of basketball began on December 1, 1891, when physical education teacher James Naismith created a game that his students could play indoors during the cold Massachusetts winter. He hung two peach baskets in opposite ends of the gym, and the students tossed soccer balls into them. James's game had just 13 rules.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2004 Education World

08/20/2004
 

 

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