Do you know the origin of basketball?
The origins of the game of basketball can be traced back to a gentleman by the name of Dr. James Naismith. In 1861, Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada. During his early years of school, Naismith played a game called Duck on a Rock in which the child tried to knock the duck off the top of the rock by throwing another rock.
Later, Naismith would go to McGill University in Montreal and later become athletic director of McGill University. He would later go on to YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts and in 1891 the game of basketball began.
Given the cold winters of Massachusetts, Naismith needed to find a recreational activity that could be enjoyed indoors and he preferred a sport that developed skills and a sport that was not based exclusively on strength. The first game was played with two fishing baskets for the goals and a soccer ball.
Following his honor, Naismith became a physician specializing in sports physiology and a Presbyterian pastor. Naismith has been able to see his beloved sport of basketball, being accepted in many countries thanks to the YMCA since 1893. In addition, the sport of basketball was introduced at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. At the time we let’s talk, the game of basketball has become a very popular professional sport.
Source by Catherine Kenyeres