Yes he did he invented it when he was 30 years old in 1891 he invented it because he wanted a sport you could play inside in the winter
In 1891 while at a physical fitness training course at the new YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts Dr. James Naismith tacked up a peach basket 10 feet up on a poll and invented the game of Basketball. They transformed old dance halls into basketball courts.
In 1891, a 30-year-old Canadian, James Naismith, immigrated to Springfield, Massachusetts in the USA. He had invented men's basketball game in the 1890 and was asked to develop a women's version of basketball game by the Boston YMCA. Then the miniature form of Netball game was formed.
He was to old.
James Naismith died on November 28, 1939 at the age of 78.
James Naismith was born on November 6, 1861 and died on November 28, 1939. James Naismith would have been 78 years old at the time of death or 153 years old today.
Basketball did not evolve like most games but was invented by Canadian physical education student and instructor Dr. James Naismith in 1891. Certain elements of the game were taken from an old Canadian children's game called "Duck on a Rock".
James NaiSmith is not alive any more he died from a heart attack at the age of 78 in his own house.