I Will Talk About Basketball

1125 Words May 9th, 2016 5 Pages
Hello today I will talk about Basketball. I will specifically talk about the history of it, current, and the legends of it. I hope by the end of this Basketball will be your favorite sport as it is mine.

The first subject I will talk about is the history of Basketball. Basketball was created by a man named James Naismith in 1891. James was told to teach a P.E. class at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was told to come up with a game to entertain the boys being coached by him, the requirements were that it could be played indoors though due to the fact that is was winter and freezing cold outside. (Basketball in America: A History par.1) James recalled a game the he and his friends played when they were young. The game was called or so they called it, “duck on the rock”, the idea of the game was to throw a small rock at a larger one in hopes of knocking it off a boulder. He also thought of a time where he saw rugby players, instead of throwing a ball into a net they would throw it into a trash can. He looked for a box but instead he found a peach basket so he put it up on a wall and grabbed a soccer ball. (It’s cool to think of the fact that maybe if he used a box, today we would be using one too which would make the game tremendously harder) the main point of the game was to throw the ball into the basket. A cool fun fact was the according to “Alexander Wolff, in his book 100 Years of Hoops, Naismith drew up the rules for the new game in "about…
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