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By, Mason Hauben

• Basketball was introduced to the rest of the world due to efforts from the U.S. Army and the YMCA.

History Of Basketball • Basketball was invented in December 1891 by a Canadian man named James Naismith. It was originally played like this, the object was to work as a team to throw or bat a soccer ball into the opposing teams peach basket. The first basketball game was played on the 21 of December in 1891, at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. The game became an official Olympic event at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936.

• James Naismith (the inventor of Basketball) was born on November 6, 1861, and died on November 28, 1936. 1.

Rules Of Basketball • Each team can have a maximum of 5 players on the court at any time. Subs can be made as many times as they wish within the game.

• Each team has 24 seconds to at least shoot at the basket if it fails to go in the shot clock restarts to 24 seconds.

• The ball can only be moved by dribbling or passing. And once you have to hands on the ball you have to pass or shoot.

• After each successful basket the ball is then turned over to the opposing team.

• After the ball goes into a teams half and they win possession back. The ball must pass the half way line within 10 seconds or a foul will be called.

•Violations in basketball include travelling (taking more than one step without bouncing the ball.) Double dribble (picking the ball up dribbling, stopping then dribbling again with two hands.)


•Goal tending (a defensive player interferes with the ball traveling downwards towards the basket.) And back court violation (once the ball passes the half way line the offensive team cannot take the ball back over the line.)

Materials • A basketball • A basket • The uniform (depending if it's a game or not) • High tops (depending on age)


Famous People • Stephen Curry. He was born March 14,1988, in Akron, Ohio. He is a point guard for the Golden State Warriors. He is 6 feet, 3 inches tall, and he weighs 190 pounds. Facts: He was born at the same time as Lebron James, He likes golf to, and even played a round for President Obama. • Lebron James. Was born in Akron, Ohio on December 30, 1984. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then in 2010 he moved to Miami Heat. And then he moved back to Cleveland in 2014. Now he plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the NBA MVP multiple times.


Evolution • Originally there was no set rule of players. The idea was that the game could be played by any number of players. However, that did not work out (not a surprise.) After up to 50 players. So they changed it to 9 players on each side. But in 1897 they then changed it to 5 on each side. •Basketball was first played like this, the object was to work as a team to throw or bat a soccer ball into the opposing teams peach basket (also in history.) •Originally you weren't aloud to reenter the game as a sub that change in 1920 though. •There weren't that many things that have changed since the beginning, basketball mostly stayed the same.


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