Best Answer

The history of Basketball starts in 1891, when Dr. James Naismith, an instructor at the Springfield Young Men's Christian Association Training School, created the game so that his students wouldn't become bored through the long and frozen winter. Naismith nailed two peach baskets to the balcony inside of the gym, then grabbed the nearest soccer ball he could find, and created the first 9 rules of basketball. And so the sport of basketball was born. Then in less than 50 years later, in 1946 the BAA (basketball association of america) was formed. There was 11 original teams, split into the east and the west. The BAA was later changed into the name we all know today, the NBA. After that, there were more teams that got added and the rest went on.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2012-04-19 02:13:26
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the history about basketball?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Can you help with a research paper about basketball?

Click on the 'NBA' link on this page to learn about the history of the NBA and on the 'History of Basketball' to learn about the history of the game and how a basketball is manufactured.

What has the author Joanne Lannin written?

Joanne Lannin has written: 'A history of basketball for girls and women' -- subject(s): Basketball for girls, Basketball for women, Juvenile literature, History 'A History of Basketball for Girls and Women'

What is History of the basketball ball?

well basketball when up ya to see what was there so ur are da history of basketball b.itch! mother f.ucker

What is the history of the basketball goal?

what year was the first basketball goal built

Conclusion to basketball?

what are the 5 best players that played in basketball history?

Basketball history in nigeria?


Who is the most famous basketball player in history?

The most famous basketball player in the history of the game is undoubtedly Michael Jordan.

Most wins in ncaa basketball history?

the University of Kentucky has the NCAA record for most wins in college basketball history

Who has the most ankle breakers in the NBA in basketball history?

Allen Iverson has the most Ankle-Breakers in the NBA in basketball history.

Who has the best stats in basketball history?


What is the short history of basketball?

IN vented in 1890

Where can i find a graph of basketball history?

---- chinaaaaaa5 ---- 4 ---- 3 leather basketball ---- 2 rubber basketball ---- 1 ---- 0 ---- == ==

People also asked