My home town. Spfld, Massachusetts. James Naismith was a gym teacher who invented the game using peach baskets mounted to poles. He continued to develop the game as it caught on with neighborhood children. It didn't hurt that there are three colleges in the City and Springfield continues a peach basket festival during March Madness to celebrate it's birthplace. Naismith had great foresight on the game and also introduced cheerleaders to the game early on. Basketball was the first sport to host scantily clad cheerleaders because it was played indoors in the winter time. His teams cheerleaders were called the (go figure) "Peaches". And they created quite a stir when they did their act (Naismith also had an affinity for top heavy female cheerleaders). Soon the fans coined a new name for the cheerleaders; the "Melons." This also caused quite a commotion since melons had nothing to do with creation of the game and some fans (females and priests) found it offensive. But Mr. Naismith cleared it all up by explaining that many people saw the basketball itself as a melon and less like a peach. And the argument died down. Fortunately, you can still come to Springfield today and see plenty of melons and they have a big Museum shaped like a giant...melon with little nippl...lights all over it.
It became popular when everyone saw that Chuck Taylor was playing basketball with them on!!!
because it is similar to basketball and has been round 109 years
Basketball is more popular
There are many popular basketball games that are offered on a number of websites. Games such as Basketballs, Basketballs Level Pack, Stick Basketball, and Basketball Rally are popular online basketball games.
Basketball get more popular every year.
Rodney Anderson became famous by becoming a popular college basketball star. Rodney Anderson played basketball at California State University at Fullerton.
Basketball is no were near as popular as football what are you talking about?!!!
basketball is the most popular one. altheletics is also popular, but basketball is better.
He just played basketball and he was good at it
It started as just an indoor sport for the students at Springfield High School. When it became a professional sport it was the most popular sport at the time.
This sport is popular in the U.S and there is a major league called the NBA for national basketball assosiation.
in the NBA it got popular by the trades in which hype up basketball fans
It became popular because of the talent of Magic Johnson's and Larry Bird's rivalry and they had never seen tricks that time.
its because basketball became more popular in America and wht kind of question is this
While basketball is popular throughout the United States, it's especially popular in Kentucky, Indiana and North Carolina. These three states in particular have rich basketball traditions. Basketball is also popular in the inner cities, where access to basketball courts is easier than access to large fields for football, soccer or lacrosse games.
Football (Soccer) and American Football is more popular than basketball
It's very popular in north America, and all around the world. That's why they have Olympic Basketball.
No, basketball is much more popular than NASCAR, which is not even a sport
== == The man who started basketball was James Naismith and he started teaching basketball where ever he worked then basketball became popular and colleges started to adopt the sport. Eventually, the fad caught on and basketball was a hit everywhere. From an elementary and middle school game to a high school game to college and finally the NBA, basketball has also made it's appearance globally.
Because some people are watching this kind of the game and invite their friend or relatives to watch it.Their friends and relative also try this game and became very popular.
No ice hockey is popular
The sport of basketball was invented in 1861 by James Naismith. It took off rapidly and became one the most popular sports in the world.