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Basketball has been around for 118 years. It was invented in 1891 by a physical education teacher, James Naismith. Basketball started out with two peach baskets attached to a ten foot railing and played with a soccer ball. Later in 1893 they introduced the iron hoops and the hammock type basket.

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