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The invention of Basketball is pretty basic. A football coach was looking for a way to keep his players in shape, so he nailed a peach basket to a tall post. He told his players to get the ball in the basket and prevent the other players from doing so. It just made most sense to make the ball circular so that it could be shot into the basket.

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