The Game Of Basketball Sports

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When James Naismith invented the game of basketball he probably never guessed it would have become the phenomenon it is today. It has become an intricate sport with a rich history that takes hard work and dedication to dominate. Professionals like Stephen Curry and Lisa Leslie took several years to master the sport. There are specific pieces of equipment that are involved in participating in a basketball game. Like any other sport, there are many levels that basketball is played at from playgrounds to the Olympics.
In December of 1891, basketball was invented by Canadian James W. Naismith. While an instructor at the YMCA Training School in Massachusetts, he sought a suitable indoor game to keep his students fit and warm during the frigid New England winters. He created 13 rules, most of which still apply today. The original rules are as follows:
1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with the fist). A player cannot run with the ball.
3. The player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at a good speed if he tries to stop.
4. The ball must be held in or between the hands; the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping, or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed; the first infringement of this rule by any player shall count as

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