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  • The Basketball Association Of America Essay

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    The game of basketball was founded by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith in 1891. It was a game that was first played in local YMCA that helped develop the game to what it is today. The YMCA had a major role in spreading basketball throughout the world. In 1893 basketball was now playing at the collegiate level. A few years later in 1898 the first professional league was founded. The National Basketball League consisted of six teams, but was later abandoned in 1904. The game continued

  • Essay on Basketball Needs To Be Fixed

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    Basketball Needs to Be Fixed      Professional and college basketball have become very popular in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Millions of dollars a year are spent on apparel, tickets, and television all generated by people's love for basketball. But in the last couple of years, both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and college basketball have lost a substantial amount of their competition and have caught much criticizim for it. At the heart of this

  • The First National Basketball League (NBL)

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    The professional basketball game set up after 7 years since Dr. James Naismith invented basketball. In 1898, in Trenton, New Jersey, an amateur basketball team cost 25 bucks to rent a local auditorium for a game and sell tickets to the audience. After the game, the team leader Cooper who got bonus from the game received $1. The first lucrative basketball game was identified as the first professional basketball game by the British encyclopedia. Lucrative game expands rapidly in the United States.

  • Discrimination In Basketball History

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    long 124 years years of basketball history, going from the first televised basketball game to the start of the WNBA. For example, in 1936, basketball finally became an Olympic sport after 45 years of being invented. Also, in the same year, America defeated Canada to start their overall dominance of basketball in the Olympics. Can you imagine a world without basketball on T.V.? Well many people were fine with it until on February 28, 1940, the first televised basketball games in history were aired

  • The Global Impact Of The National Basketball Association

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    Introduction to NBA The National Basketball Association is the premier most professional basketball league in America, it is formed by 30 franchised member clubs spread in 29 countries inside the U.S and one in Canada. The NBA is also part of USA Basketball which is part of FIBA or International Basketball Federation. Going back to its beginnings, the league was first founded in 1946, New York City, and at first it was called the Basketball Association of America (BAA), but later on the leagues

  • Basketball History

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    The world wide sport basketball was founded in December 1891. When a Canadian physical education instructor called James Naismith needed to find a way to keep young athletes warm during the cold winter months. Dr. James Naismith worked at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. James Naismith invented basketball on December 1891 at a training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. From 1891- 1906 the game consisted of two peach baskets and a soccer ball. There would be 19 people on the court (8

  • The Hardest Sport Of Basketball

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    Basketball is one of the most talked about topics, as well as one of the most played games. Compared to other sports like American football and baseball, basketball is known around the world for the unique play style and rules of the game. It is a sport many people love to play, but people can take it too seriously which makes competition very stiff. In this decade, basketball is one of the hardest sport to be successful in, not because of the rules and playstyles; but the competition and how many

  • The Basketball Association And The Nba

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    The National Basketball Association, or the NBA, is a men’s professional basketball league in the USA. The National Basketball Association was born in 1949 after the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged as one. Maurice Podoloff was elected head of the new league that consisted of seventeen teams which came from cities and towns all across the country. The NBA did not have a great start with its teams dwindling to only eight teams in the 1950s. At this point

  • National Basketball Association : The Lockout Essay

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    National Basketball Association: The Lockout Jestina N Shand Webster University   Abstract (150 words) This paper explores the history of the relationship of National Basketball Association and National Basketball Players Association. It’s really the behind the scenes acts of the players and owners that dictate what we watch on television. This behind the scenes activity is the act of collective bargaining, which has existed since the begging. Collective bargaining in sports is the process by

  • National Basketball Association Essay

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    The National Basketball Association is a men's professional basketball league. It is considered the premier professional basketball league in the world. It was first played in 1946 with only 11 teams, and it has grown to be one of the greatest sports leagues in the world. The NBA is a great organization because of it's rich history, its popularity today, and its charities. The National Basketball Association started in 1946 when, then it was called the Basketball Association of America. It played