Basketball Is The Most Popular And Beloved Sports Essay

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Basketball is one of the most popular and beloved sports that is played today. Michael Jordan who played for the Washington Wizards and the Chicago Bulls once said, “Just play, have fun, and enjoy the game.” (cite here) Whether playing with friends for fun or by professionals for entertainment or simply watching from home, basketball is a sport that is enjoyed all over the world. Beginning with an unique history, basketball has evolved over time from a simple idea into a professional career choice for those with the unique skillset.
During the winter of 1892 in a town in Massachusetts a physical education teacher, Dr. James Naismith, at a YMCA school created a game where young men could play indoors instead of going outside in the freezing cold. The teacher and inventor of the game name was Dr. James Naismith. To get prepared for the game, Dr. Naismith came up with some rules for the game, gathered two peach baskets for hoops and a soccer ball and he coached the first basketball game in history.
Dr. Naismith came up with thirteen rules. While four out of the thirteen rules that he came up with no longer are followed in today 's version of basketball, the nine that are left were slightly modified and are still in use today.
The original thirteen rules are as follows:
The ball can be thrown with both hands in any direction.
The player can not run with the ball, so they have to throw it where they caught it from.
The ball can be batted in any direction not with the fist
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