Basketball is indeed an American sport, albeit international. The game was 116 years old last month. Dr. James Naismith invented the game at the International YMCA Institute in Springfield, Massachusetts, December 1891. All of the institute's students have been trained as YMCA leaders. When Naismitht was hired as a physical education instructor, Dr. Luther Gulick, head of the department, warned him. – Your hands will be full of that bunch of savage in the PE class.
Those "savages" liked contact sports like rugby and football, but they hated internal exercises like slamming, kicking off indian clubs, and busting. They were very bored and with real action it was a real teamwork. Naismith has two weeks to explain what he wanted. On December 20, one day before the expiry of the deadline, he called the reporter. He said, "I have an idea for a new game and gave the housekeeper a note and said," Do me these things to me, please. "
The note wrote:" 2 apple boxes, some nails and a soccer ball. "The housekeeper quickly found everything except apple boxes but found two peach baskets, Naismith said," The peach baskets will work better than apple boxes. The homeowner said the same thing. They leveled them from the gym floor to 7 feet high.
When the class came, one asked, "Are these peach baskets part of the new game you promised us?" Naismith replied, "All right, listen now while explaining the rules of the game." He then divided the group into two teams, nine players to one team. "The goal of the game is to put the ball into the basket, not run with the ball, and not handle, push, hold, collide and attack an opponent."
The first game started when Naismith the ball was raised high in the air and one of the players grabbed it. First of all, awkward was the game because the players were accustomed to running the ball. But soon they got caught and started to enjoy the new game. The first and just the basket that he did on that day was thrown by William Chase, the leader of the future YMCA. His team was celebrating and came out with the ladder's ladder. He climbed up and picked the ball off the basket.
When he fell down, he turned to Dr. Naismith and said, "Will everything be fine with you when I cut off the bottom of those baskets so you do not have to climb this ladder every time someone throws the ball in the basket?" Naismith agrees heartily, the rest are history. The only unchanged thing about the game today is the height of the hoop. Although some of the players are as high as the rim of the hoop, the original peach baskets are still at the height.
Source by SBOBET