Analysis Of The Book ' Bas ' N ¡ Ball ' By James Naismith

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Bas·ket·ball(ˈbaskətˌbôl)- a game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed above each end of the court.
If you were to ask the average person what basketball is that is the answer you 'll probably get, but it is much more than that. Bas·ket·ball- a game that has evolved drastically invented by James Naismith played by millions of people around the world. Ah! That 's like it. Basketball has changed a lot over the past years and still continues to grow, but many wonder “How did this all start?”
The start of basketball began in the early 1890s. Brian Faurschou acknowledges that "Well before James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, the peoples of Mesoamerica had a very similar game where the point was to get a ball through a hoop." Ancient Mexican people such as the Aztecs and the Mayans had very similar games to basketball, but instead of a ball they used their conquered foes skulls. He also implies that "The first basketball type game may have been played by the early Olmec people of Ancient Mexico as early as 500 years ago" (Faurschou).
The game of basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith. Naismith, a P.E. teacher from Canada, invented the game in 1891. At the time James Naismith as working at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts ("Who Invented"). Wyckoff implies that James was great at teaching summer sports, but when winter came, there was a problem. The men at the college were…
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