Here's a snip from an online article by Douglas Stark... "The setting was Trenton, the thriving capital city of New Jersey. The date was November 7, 1896. The place was Masonic Temple, a multi-purpose building in downtown Trenton. The event was a Basketball game between the Trenton Basketball Team and the Brooklyn YMCA. The significance was that the game "presumably" represented the first professional contest in which the players were paid to play." Read the rest: http://www.hoophall.com/history/trenton_feature.htm
James Naismith, who invented the game of basketball, was the first one to play the game. He demonstrated the rules he had developed for the game (as it was initially conceived by him) by tossing a basket ball (two words) into a peach basket, ten feet from the ground. Subsequent to that, he organized players on teams in Springfield, Massachusetts (where the first players and teams played the game).
It is a sad tale... According to Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns book, Baseball: An Illustrated History, the first professional baseball player was a young James Creighton in 1859. He was the first pitcher to snap his wrist when he threw the ball. The slower "Dew drop" fooled batters and he won games. He was paid by the Brooklyn Stars and was lured away by more money by the Niagras. In thurn, their rivals, the Excelsiors, grabbed Creighton by promising him more money and a better paying job in the off-season. In essence - Creighton was also the first free agent. "On October 14, 1862 batting for the Excelsiors..., he hit a homerun, managed to make it around the bases then collapsed. He thought his belt "Snapped," he said. Actually, the force of his swing ruptured his bladder. He died in agony four days later. He was twenty-one." Baseball: An Illustrated History, Ward and Burns, p. 14 Babe Ruth
It was Washington Bullets Gheorghe Muresan. He is 7'7" (2,31 Meters) tall. Second is Yao Ming, he's 7'6" (2,29 Meters)
1965, According to James Naismith
Moses Malone in the 1978-79 season
Everyone can play basketball if you have the dedication. Professional women players play in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) while professional men players play in the National Basketball Association.
There was not a first person to play NBA basketball ,ritard, basketball is played in teams.
Yes, they were the first shoe that Nike ever made for basketball back in 1982. Although they are mainly used for style nowadays, basketball players still use them to play in.
They get paid to play.
NBA players play for one of the 30 NBA teams. They participate in basketball games and get paid for playing in them.
Yes, NBA players get paid to play basketball.
Typically, NFL players don't get paid to play basketball.
When they find out that a team really wants them so that they won't play for anyone else
The first basketball team wasn't segregated. Actually, black players didn't want to play.
It really depends on who on which team. Some team have higher salaries otherwise have minium cost. Esitimate MIN-$700,000 to 40,000,000-MAX
If someone is in basketball, they play the game.
list 5 famous basketball players and state which team they play for