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Who were the first professional basketball players?

Michael Jordan


Which female professional basketball player is the first USA basketball player ever to play on four Olympic teams?

Teresa Edwards


Who was the first African American basketball player?

The first professional basketball player was Harry Lew in 1902. Howard University became the first college with a basketball program in 1908. All the players on that team were the first.


What female professional basketball player is the first to ever to play in four olympic teams?

Teresa Edwards


What year did professional NHL hockey players first participate in olympic hockey 1998 1994 or 2002?

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Where and when were the first basketball players paid?

they first payed basketball players in 1896


When were NBA players allowed to participate in the Olympics?

Olympic rules changed in 1989 and the first professional NBA Olympic team was the 1992 Dream Team led by Michael Jordan.


Which female professional basketball player is first woman to play on four Olympic teams?

I am not sure but i think her last name is miller i think


When was basketball admitted as an Olympic sport?

By most accounts, the first time basketball was officially played at the Olympics was in 1936 in Berlin, with only amateur players-- and at that time, this meant men only. In 1992, professionals were allowed to compete for the first time.


Did basketball players dribble the ball when it was first created?

When basketball was first created players were not allowed to dribble the ball.


When and where was the first basketball Olympics at?

The first Olympic Basketball game was held in Springfield,Massachusetts in 1936


What year were basketball players paid?

The first time basketball players got paid was in 1896


Where was the first professional basketball game played?

The first professional basketball game ever played was in 1896, in Trenton, New Jersey.


Which female professional basketball star is the first US basketball player to play in four Olympic games?

Teresa Edwards has competed in five Olympic Games for the United States women's basketball team. She won gold in 1984, 1988, 1996, and 2000 and bronze in 1992. probably 6 or so. in my opinion 7 minutes is the lowest respectable time for an athlete's mile


What year was basketball first played as an olympic sport?

Basketball became an official Olympic even at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936.


What female basketball player played on four teams?

Teresa Edwards is the first USA pro basketball player to play on four Olympic teams. Teresa Edwards is the first USA pro basketball player to play on four Olympic teams.


Who were the first basketball players?

The first basketball players were the students in Dr. James Naismith's physical education class at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusettes, USA.


Why were the US professional Basketball allowed to start trying out?

It was after the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, where the Russians took the gold medal, the Yugoslavians took the Silver in their defeat to the Russians, and the USA took bronze. Let's footnote this by first explaining something about the athletes that competed in the Olympics at that time. The USA still chose future Olympians, unlike most countries, from its amateur athletes. Professional athletes were not allowed because they had received financial compensation for their participation. The European and Asian athletes, most notably the East Germans, Russians, and Chinese, were and still are, "wards of the state", and are supported by their country. The USA basketball players were college players not pros. Playing the Russians, they played the country's professional teams in basketball and hockey. (google the the gold medal hockey game in 1980 between the USA and Russia. That's why it was such an upset. The Russians were undefeated) After the defeat of our basketball team in 1988 by the Russians, the decision was made to recruit our future Olympic basketball team and at some point the hockey team from the pros. The sole purpose of the 1992 Mens Olympic Basketball Team, known as the "Dream Team", was to re-assert our domination of the Olympics as the world's basketball super-power.


Where was the first Olympic basketball game held?

Berlin, Germany


When did basketball first become a professional sport?

It went professional in 1896 in Trenton, New Jersey. The first professional league was formed in 1898. Before World War I, the Amateur Athletic Union and the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (forerunner of the National Collegiate Athletic Association) vied for control over the rules for the game. The first professional league, the National Basketball League, was formed in 1898 to protect players from exploitation and to promote a less rough game. This league only lasted five years.


Who is Natalie nakase?

Coach of the Saitama Broncos, a professional basketball team in Japan. She is the first female to coach a professional men's basketball team.


Who was the first player to dunk a basketball in a professional basketball game?

Kyle (BOY) George


Which female basketball player is the first US basketball player to play on four olympic teams?

Lisa Leslie


What year was the first olympic basketball game held?

The first basketball games in the Olympics were played on August 7, 1936 at the Summer Games in Berlin.


When was the first Olympic Basketball game played?

At the 1936 Summer Olympics.