a soccer ball
The first basketball hoop was a peach basket.
When James Naismith invented the game, the hoop was a peach basket WITH the bottom still in it.
Basketball was invented by James Naismith in Springfield Mass. in 1891. He originated basketball as a gymnasium sport. The game was originally played with a soccer ball and two peach bushel baskets, from which the game took its name. He was asked to devise a new indoor winter sport. His version of basketball called for nine players (later reduced to five) per team and the use of peach baskets (later netted hoops) as goals.
People eager to see their favorite team win would sit on the balconies (when basketball used peach baskets as a goal posted to balconies) and use their feet to drive the ball away from the hoop. So I guess once James Naismith got tired of it, backboards were installed.
I think you mean a basketball hoop. But for a hoop, they use a steel or iron rim with rope netting connected to the rim. The backboard is glass or plastic.
Basketball, basketball hoop, and a court.
In basketball you try to throw the ball into the hoop(basket) so that is why you use a ball in basketball.
You cannot "type" a basketball. A basketball is an object you use in the sport of basketball to shoot it through the hoop.
They used peach baskets
== == James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts but at the time he used a soccer ball. U.S. patent #1,718,305 was granted to G.L. Pierce on June 25, 1929 for the "basketball" used in the game. Spaulding was one of the first companies that manufactured basketballs. The first formal rules were devised in 1892. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions. Points were earned by landing the ball in a peach basket. Iron hoops and a hammock-style basket were introduced in 1893. Another decade passed, however, before the innovation of open-ended nets put an end to the practice of manually retrieving the ball from the basket each time a goal was scored. In 1959, James Naismith was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame (called the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.) Tony Hinkle designed the current orange ball that is in use today. He introduced it in the 1950's so that the players and spectators would be able to see it more clearly.James Naismith