This is the Inventor of the Game of Basketball

Inventor of the Game of Basketball

Inventor of the Game of Basketball – James NaismithJames Naismith is one of the important figures in the history of basketball. He was the person who first introduced the game of basketball or can be said to be the inventor of the game of basketball.

History of the Game of BasketballJames NaismithJames Naismith who was born on November 6, 1861 in Kananda was originally one of the sports teachers at the YMCA International Training School Springfield in the United States. Entering the winter of 1891, James saw the boredom experienced by all his students.

Moreover, the surrounding environmental conditions do not support sports activities because the temperature is too cold. However, this did not become an obstacle for James to give sports lessons to all of his students. At that time, he was trying to get ideas about sports that could be played when winter arrived.
Finally, he began to remember about the activities he had done as a child by bouncing a ball and catching it again. This idea later became the forerunner of the game of basketball.

The sport of basketball which was initiated by James later became very popular in the world, especially in the United States. You should know that at the beginning of the invention of basketball, each team was supported by 9 people with imperfect rules.
Furthermore, the development of basketball, which is well known to many people, continues to experience changes in regulations to date. James Naismith at first did not think that his ideas for basketball had an impact and were enthusiastically welcomed by many.

The game patterns and rules given are also adjusted to the development of the situation up to the sports industry. James Naismith himself eventually became a citizen of the United States and he also became Honorary President of the International Basketball Federation at the Berlin Olympics in 1936.

Development of Basketball Rules

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This basketball game only took a year to be introduced to the American public since James started it with all his students. The invention of basketball was then warmly welcomed by many people in the United States.

Two years after the invention of this sport, James A. Naismith together with his partner, Luther Gullick, began to think about official rules that all participants had to obey. It didn't take long after the regulation was made, until finally the game of basketball became an important part of sports in the United States.

In fact, in 1895, basketball, which is the English word for this sport, was included in the vocabulary of the Great American Dictionary. The rapid development of basketball is of course followed by the need for facilities.

Especially at that time, James also really needed a lot of facilities such as the field to the ball itself to support the invention of basketball. This is to make it easier for himself and other colleagues to anticipate the enthusiasm and regulation required. The innovation and struggle that James and all of his colleagues have made has finally paid off.
In 1932, the International Basketball Federation or FIBA ​​was formed which became the umbrella for competitions or organizations for basketball around the world. Until now, the United States public still idolizes this sport and basketball is also one of the major sports industries in the United States.

In addition, basketball is a sport that is now mushrooming and worldwide, including in our country, Indonesia. This sport is very popular with many students, students to adults who are already working. Lots of basketball competitions in Indonesia attract quite a lot of responses from the public

source: book by the inventors of world sports, page 105