Basketball!!!. By Elmer Hernandez Cruz. History of B-ball. History.
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By Elmer Hernandez Cruz
There's a lot of history about basketball like how it was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian clergyman, educator, and physician James Naismith. The game involved elements of American football, soccer, and hockey, and the first ball used was a soccer ball.
The first pro league, the National Basketball League, was formed in 1898 to protect players from exploitation and to promote a less rough game. This league only lasted five years before disbanding; its demise spawned a number of loosely organized leagues throughout the northeastern United States. One of the first and greatest pro teams was the Original Celtics, organized about 1915 in New York City. They played as many as 150 games a season and dominated basketball until 1936. The Harlem Globetrotters, founded in 1927, a notable exhibition team, specializes in amusing court antics and expert ball handling.
The RulesHow the sport is played/Rules
Basketball involves the use of a basketball court, ball and basketball hoops and is played by attempting to score points for each time the basketball is successfully thrown at the hoop and goes through. Basketball is a team sport requiring a minimum of five players per team. Each person fills one of five positions consisting of two forwards, two point guards, and one center.