BasketballВ

TheВ sportВ ofВ basketballВ isВ knownВ asВ aВ funВ pastВ timeВ forВ anyВ personВ youngВ orВ old. В YouВ canВ playВ inВ gymВ withВ yourВ friends, В onВ aВ recreationalВ team, В orВ evenВ aВ highlyВ competitiveВ travelВ team. В TheВ gameВ ofВ basketballВ wasВ firstВ createdВ inВ 1891В inВ Springfield, В Ma, В byВ aВ CanadianВ PEВ teacherВ namedВ JamesВ Naismith. В Initially, В teamsВ hadВ 9В players, В andВ theВ objectiveВ ofВ theВ gameВ wasВ toВ throwВ theВ leatherВ ballВ intoВ fruitВ basketsВ thatВ hungВ fromВ aВ balcony. В AtВ first, В someoneВ hadВ toВ fetchВ theВ ballВ fromВ theВ basketВ everyВ timeВ someoneВ scored, В butВ theyВ eventuallyВ decidedВ toВ removeВ theВ bottomsВ fromВ theВ baskets. В ItВ wasn'tВ untilВ 1906В thatВ theВ metalВ hoopsВ withВ netsВ andВ backboards, В thatВ weВ knowВ today, В wereВ introduced. В Initially, В JamesВ NaismithВ publishedВ 13В rulesВ forВ theВ newВ gameВ ofВ basketball, В andВ theВ firstВ publicВ gameВ wasВ playedВ inВ SpringfieldВ inВ 1892. В TheВ gameВ rapidlyВ caughtВ fireВ andВ spreadВ nationwide. В TheВ quietВ popularВ gameВ alsoВ spreadВ intoВ CanadaВ andВ otherВ countriesВ aroundВ theВ worldВ andВ wasВ playedВ byВ bothВ maleВ andВ females. В ByВ yearВ 1895В aВ numberВ ofВ U. S i9000. В collegesВ startВ playingВ theВ gameВ andВ byВ theВ 1950sВ basketballВ becameВ aВ majorВ collegeВ sport. В TheВ firstВ realВ seasonВ inВ theВ professionalВ mensВ basketballВ leagueВ (NBA)В В wasВ inВ 1946В­47. В InВ thatВ firstВ seasonВ thereВ wasВ elevenВ teamsВ inВ bothВ theВ westernВ andВ easternВ divisionsВ includingВ theВ BostonВ CelticsВ andВ theВ NewВ YorkВ Knicks. TheВ teamВ thatВ wonВ theВ finalsВ inВ theВ NBA'sВ firstВ seasonВ wasВ theВ PhiladelphiaВ warriorsВ В whoВ defeatedВ theВ ChicagoВ stags. В BasketballВ soВ popularВ thatВ itВ wasВ introducedВ intoВ theВ olympicsВ inВ 1936. В BasketballВ isВ stillВ veryВ popularВ todayВ andВ nowВ

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isВ becomingВ moreВ andВ moreВ complicatedВ whenВ itВ comesВ toВ rules. В ThereВ areВ manyВ advancedВ rulesВ toВ knowВ whenВ playingВ basketballВ atВ aВ highВ levelВ butВ ifВ youВ areВ justВ startingВ outВ thenВ youВ shouldВ stickВ toВ theВ basic. TheВ basicВ rulesВ toВ basketballВ areВ fouls, В traveling, В doubleВ dribbling, В theВ threeВ secondВ violation, В footВ violationВ...